Definitions for "Exfoliate"
Keywords:  flake, shed, shreds, peel, splinters
To separate and come off in scales or laminæ, as pieces of carious bone or of bark.
To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales at the result of heat or decomposition.
To remove scales, laminæ, or splinters from the surface of.
a noun, used in patent literature to describe a surface treated nanoclay, which posesses a sufficiently enlarged gallery spacing to permit the nanoclay to fully disperse (exfoliate) in a plastic matrix.
Keywords:  unfolding, leaves, grow, spread, plants
spread by opening the leaves of
grow by producing or unfolding leaves; "plants exfoliate"
Keywords:  thin, come, piece, off
come off in a very thin piece