To cast off or shed (skin or a covering):
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
(Nautical) To turn (a ship); change to the opposite tack.
To wander from or become ignorant of:
The parts so shed
A moult; the shedding of skin, feathers, etc.
To discard is defined as to get rid of something or throw something away.
Find another word for molting. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for molting, like: shedding, sloughing, changing, casting, losing, molt, moult, moulting, discarding and ecdysis.