Animals and plants

molt
(v)
Meaning

shed hair or feathers

1st Sample Sentence

When dogs molt, their hair gets all over the house.

Root

mutare (to change) (Latin)

Mnemonics

m + old ~ as you get old, your hair shed SOUNDS LIKE "BOLT" WHICH MEANS LOCKING OR FASTENING SOMETHING. "MOLT" IS THE OPPOSITE, WHICH MEANS "SHEDDING"

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