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moult in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoultmoult British English, molt American English /məʊlt $ moʊlt/ verb [intransitive]  HBBHBAwhen a bird or animal moults, it loses feathers or hair so that new ones can growmoult noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
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moultBy August the male will have begun to moult and will become almost indistinguishable from the female.The dragonfly nymphs may take up to 2 years before they moult into the adult form.No, he had been moulting, like a bird.You can not but feel that Aisling O'Sullivan, moulting magnificently like a sick eagle, is having a high old time.As they grow they moult several times.One day she carried a tall moulting sunflower into the Staff Room.Periodically, they moult their thin transparent skins, changing shape as they do so.The larva moults to give rise to the four-legged nymph, which, after five more days, becomes the adult mite.