Definition of molt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they molt
BrE BrE//məʊlt//
; NAmE NAmE//moʊlt//
present simple I / you / we / they molts
BrE BrE//məʊlts//
; NAmE NAmE//moʊlts//
past simple molted
BrE BrE//ˈməʊltɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊltɪd//
-ing form molting
BrE BrE//ˈməʊltɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊltɪŋ//
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(British English, Canadian English moult)
BrE BrE//məʊlt//
; NAmE NAmE//moʊlt//
verb [intransitive] (of a bird or an animal) to lose feathers or hair before new feathers or hair grow
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