Exfoliate vs Desquamate - What's the difference?

exfoliate | desquamate |


As verbs the difference between exfoliate and desquamate

is that exfoliate is to remove the leaves from a plant while desquamate is to shed or peel.

exfoliate

English

(Exfoliation)

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To remove the leaves from a plant.
  • To remove a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation.
  • (mineralogy) To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales as the result of heat or decomposition.
  • Derived terms

    * exfoliant * foliate * foliation * exfoliating * exfoliation

    desquamate

    English

    Verb

    (desquamat)
  • To shed or peel