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Noun: shedding  she-ding
  1. The process whereby something is shed
    - sloughing
  2. Loss of bits of outer skin by peeling, shedding or coming off in scales
    - desquamation, peeling
Verb: shed (shed,shedding)  shed
  1. To remove
    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes";
    - cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, lose
  2. Pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
    "shed tears"; "God shed His grace on Thee";
    - spill, pour forth
  3. Cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    "shed the beans all over the table";
    - spill, disgorge
  4. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    "our dog sheds every Spring";
    - molt [N. Amer], exuviate, moult [Brit, Cdn], slough

Derived forms: sheddings

Type of: biological process, displace, move, organic phenomenon, organic process, pour, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Shedding