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Exfoliation is increased by sunburn.
  the peeling off in flakes or scales — such as of dead skin, bark, or slabs of rock

or in cosmetology:  the intentional removal of dead skin cells on the outer surface of the skin
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exfoliating exfoliates exfoliation exfoliate exfoliative exfoliator exfoliated
Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb exfoliate to a noun.
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  • Exfoliation is increased by sunburn.
  • I put some concealer on my chin to cover the red spots where Mr. Daimler’s face gave me an exfoliation I didn’t need, and then I head to lunch.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • In Miller’s aerial photo the mountain looked particularly sinister: a huge fin of exfoliated stone, dark and smeared with ice.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Here questions exfoliated, so to speak, into innumerable enigmas, abysses yawned at the bottoms of abysses, and Marius could no longer bend over Jean Valjean without becoming dizzy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • They pried in among the fish and vegetables, pinching cabbages, weighing onions, exfoliating lettuce-heads.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But should Bortz have exfoliated the mere words so lushly, into such unnatural roses, under which, in whose red.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The head was partially flattened and exfoliated, but its disintegration had been checked as if the stress of the hammering had hardened it.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He could make out, just barely, the slabs of the crypt floor, the iron exfoliation on the arched window of the crypt’s back wall, the shelves of concrete, two on each side, and the four enormous wooden caskets, gray with age.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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Associated words [difficulty]:   exfoliation [9]
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