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denudation

[den-yoo-dey-shuh n, dee-noo-, -nyoo-] /ˌdɛn yʊˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌdi nʊ-, -nyʊ-/
noun
1.
the act of denuding.
2.
the state of being denuded.
3.
Geology. the exposing or laying bare of rock by erosive processes.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin dēnūdātiōn- (stem of dēnūdātiō), equivalent to Latin dēnūdāt(us) (see denudate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
denudational, adjective
denudative
[dih-noo-duh-tiv, -nyoo-] /dɪˈnu də tɪv, -ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for denudation
n.

early 15c., from Middle French dénudation, from Latin denudationem (nominative denudatio), noun of action from past participle stem of denudare (see denude). Figurative use is from 1590s. In geology, from 1811.

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denudation in Medicine

denudation de·nu·da·tion (dē'nōō-dā'shən, -nyōō-, děn'yu-)
n.
The removal of a covering or surface layer.

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