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- (UK) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzjuː.vɪ.eɪt/, /ɛkˈsuː.vɪ.eɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɛkˈsuː.vɪ.eɪt/, /ɛɡˈzuː.vɪ.eɪt/
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- (transitive, intransitive, rare) To shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin; to slough; to molt (moult).
1996, Rolf Ludvigsen, chapter 4, Life in Stone: A Natural History of British Columbia's Fossils, ISBN 0774805781, page 55:
- Like any arthropod encased in a rigid exoskeleton, a trilobite must periodically moult, or exuviate, in order to grow.
2002, Bhikhu C. Parekh, Rethinking Multiculturalism: Cultural Diversity and Political Theory, ISBN 0674009959, page 344:
- Although multicultural societies are difficult to manage, they need not become a political nightmare and might even become exciting if we exuviate our long traditional preoccupation with a culturally homogeneous and tightly structured polity and allow them instead to intimate their own appropriate institutional forms, modes of governance, and moral and political virtues.