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molt

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “moult.”
molt(
molt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to shed)
a. mudar
Even the most beautiful birds look ugly when they molt their plumage.Hasta los pájaros más hermosos se ven feos cuando mudan las plumas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to shed old fur, feathers, or skin)
a. mudar de plumas (birds)
Swans don't fly while they are molting.Los cisnes no vuelan mientras mudan de plumas.
b. mudar de pelo (mammals)
When my cat molts, the whole apartment is covered in her fur.Cuando mi gata muda de pelo, el apartamento queda cubierto de su pelo por todo.
c. mudar de piel (snake)
Snakes molt several times a year.Las serpientes mudan de piel varias veces al año.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (shedding)
a. la muda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Birds are not considered mature until after their final molt.A los pájaros no se les considera maduros sino hasta después de su última muda.
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molt
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (animal)
a. mudar el pelo
2. (bird)
a. mudar el plumaje
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molt [məʊlt]
intransitive verb
transitive verb
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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