1. moult

noun. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles.


  • molting
  • molt
  • moulting
  • ecdysis
  • shedding


  • switch on
  • disengage
  • switch off
  • stand still

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2. moult

verb. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers.


  • molt
  • throw off
  • shake off
  • desquamate
  • peel off
  • drop
  • shed
  • slough
  • cast off
  • throw away
  • cast
  • exuviate


  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • better
  • ascend

Sentences with moult

1. Noun, singular or mass
You can spin right off a rabbit sitting in your lap if they are in a moult at the time.

2. Verb, base form
If sufficient hydration is not present in its living environment, the lizard will find it difficult to moult and may not thrive.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You may see house centipedes with differing numbers of legs as they moult and mature through several developmental stages.