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Noun
The act of shedding, separating, or casting off
Noun
That which is emitted or sent out
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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“The revolutionaries must shed their populist illusions.”
Verb
Present participle for to accidentally allow (something) to fall off or spill
“A lorry shed its load across Great Western Way this morning, causing long delays for commuters joining junction 16 of the M4.”
Verb
(of a reptile, insect, etc.) Present participle for to allow (its skin or shell) to come off, to be replaced by another one that has grown underneath
“The male crabs shed their shells twice a year, in autumn and spring.”
Verb
Present participle for to take off (clothes)
“I shed the clothes I was wearing, and pulled on the new outfit.”
Verb
Present participle for to rise up, to spill over, or to be on the verge of spilling over
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“Too much blood has been shed.”
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 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 remove one's robes or clothing
Verb
Present participle for to undress
Verb
Present participle for to put an end to, especially formally
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Verb
Freeing yourself of
Verb
Present participle for to pour from or as from a container by accident
Verb
Present participle for to explain or clarify something
Verb
Present participle for to relinquish possession of
Verb
Present participle for to scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
Verb
Present participle for to lose (something) in copious quantities
Verb
Present participle for come or fall away from a surface in flakes
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