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Noun
The act of shedding, separating, or casting off
Noun
The action of discharging or sending forth of
Noun
Molting
Noun
The act of discarding or disposing of (something unwanted)
Adjective
Coming loose
Verb
Present participle for to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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“You want to shed your old ways, roles and routines to make way for newness.”
Verb
Present participle for to allow skin or shell to come off, typically to be replaced by another
“The male crabs shed their shells twice a year, in autumn and spring.”
Verb
Present participle for to take off, especially one's clothes or garments
“I shed the clothes I am wearing and pull on the new outfit.”
Verb
Present participle for to allow (something) to fall off
“He's only able to carry a certain amount at any given time, and so is required to return to the hive to shed his load regularly.”
Verb
Present participle for to scatter over something
“And as long as clouds don't shed raindrops, the garden does not become green.”
Verb
Present participle for to spill, flow or pour forth
“These marks then slowly opened up to form somewhat circular and deep severe wounds that began to shed blood.”
Verb
Present participle for to cast or give off (light)
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“The bulbs shed white light, as opposed to the old-denture hue of plain old bulbs.”
Verb
Present participle for to dismiss from one's job
“The company is expected to shed several workers following budget cuts.”
Verb
Present participle for to peel or remove the (natural) skin or outer covering of
Shed the peel of the oranges with a knife, removing all of the fibrous material around the segments.”
Verb
Present participle for to pour from, or as from, a container, especially by accident
Verb
Present participle for to remove one's robes or clothing
Verb
Present participle for to refuse to have anything to do with (anymore)
Verb
Present participle for to make bare by completely removing (everything)
Verb
Present participle for to ooze or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
Verb
Present participle for to explain or clarify something
Verb
Present participle for to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
Verb
Present participle for to reduce in quantity, extent or price, especially drastically
Verb
Present participle for to relinquish possession of
Verb
Freeing yourself of
Verb
Present participle for come or fall away from a surface in flakes
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