1. shedding

noun. ['ˈʃɛdɪŋ'] loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales.


  • organic phenomenon
  • desquamation


  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation
  • anabolism

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Words that Rhyme with Shedding

  • retreading
  • spreading
  • beheading
  • treading
  • threading
  • sledding
  • shredding
  • dreading
  • breading
  • wedding
  • redding
  • reading
  • kaeding
  • heading
  • bedding

Example sentences of the word shedding

1. Noun, singular or mass
The best way to reduce your dog's shedding is to brush him daily.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Non-native speakers may have a tough time shedding that habit and inflect their English speech with these same tones.

Quotes containing the word shedding

1. The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.
- Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

2. Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.
- Walt Whitman

3. I wished the dream were real, and this reality a dream. But that wasn't the case. And that was why, whenever I woke up, I'd be crying. It wasn't because I was sad. When you return from a happy dream to sad reality, there's a chasm you have to step across, and you can't cross it without shedding tears. It doesn't matter how many times you do it.
- Kyōichi Katayama

2. load-shedding

noun. cutting off the electric current on certain lines when the demand becomes greater than the supply.


  • restriction


  • declassification

3. shedding

noun. ['ˈʃɛdɪŋ'] the process whereby something is shed.


  • abscission
  • molting
  • molt
  • moulting
  • organic process
  • biological process
  • moult
  • ecdysis