Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shedding

2 senses of shedding

Sense 1
shedding, sloughing -- (the process whereby something is shed)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 2
desquamation, peeling, shedding -- (loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales)
       => organic phenomenon -- ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shed

4 senses of shed

Sense 1
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop -- (get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 2
spill, shed, pour forth -- (pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee")
       => pour -- (cause to run; "pour water over the floor")

Sense 3
spill, shed, disgorge -- (cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough -- (cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring")
       => shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop -- (get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes")

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