What does cast-off mean?

cast-off meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1741, from verbal term (c.1400), from cast (v.) + off (adv.). From 1746 as a past participle adjective.

cast-off meaning in General Dictionary

thrown away

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  • Cast or laid aside; as, cast-off garments.

Sentence Examples with the word cast-off

In the former case the formation of phelloderm is trivial in amount; in the latter, considerable, since this tissue has to replace the cast-off cortex, as a metabolic and particularly a storage tissue.

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