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exuviate (ig-ZOO-vee-ayt) verb tr.

To shed or cast off (a covering).

verb intr.

To shed or cast off exuviae; molt.

[Exuvi (ae), Latin, from exuere, to take off + -ate.]

"SI on the other hand never seemed able to exuviate its image as a `fixed income house' ...." R.N.M. Upton, Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc., Investext Reports, 19 Feb 1999.

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