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deplume

[dee-ploom] /diˈplum/
verb (used with object), deplumed, depluming.
1.
to deprive of feathers; pluck.
2.
to strip of honor, wealth, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English deplumen < Medieval Latin dēplūmāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + plūm(a) feather (see plume) + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
deplumation, noun
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deplume

/diːˈpluːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to deprive of feathers; pluck
2.
to deprive of honour, position, wealth, etc
Derived Forms
deplumation, noun
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