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denude

[dih-nood, -nyood] /dɪˈnud, -ˈnyud/
verb (used with object), denuded, denuding.
1.
to make naked or bare; strip:
The storm completely denuded the trees.
2.
Geology. to subject to denudation.
Origin of denude
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin dēnūdāre, equivalent to dē- de- + nūdāre to lay bare; see nude
Related forms
denuder, noun
half-denuded, adjective
undenuded, adjective
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  • Now, I can never recall hearing any man, young or old, express a longing to denude other men of their apparel.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • I tell you, I'm not going to denude myself of money altogether.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • In order to carry on his operations against Waller and Essex, he had been obliged to denude Oxford of troops.

    Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam
  • The power of rivers to denude and transport is exemplified daily.

  • He agreed with me that it was ill to denude the island of its young men, and I might count upon him to discourage the practice.

    Savage Island Basil C. Thomson
  • Are you prepared to denude them of their interest in the land?

  • Men, though they may denude themselves completely when bathing, always conceal their pudenda from one another's gaze.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
  • Sometimes the struggle lasts for hours on a plot of meadow, which they denude of its grass as cleanly as if it had been ploughed.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • Mendicant Order, a religious fraternity, the members of which denude themselves of all private property and live on alms.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for denude

denude

/dɪˈnjuːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
2.
to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
Derived Forms
denudation (ˌdɛnjʊˈdeɪʃən; ˌdiː-) noun
denuder, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude
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Word Origin and History for denude
v.

early 15c. (implied in denuded), from Middle French dénuder, from Latin denudare "to lay bare, strip; uncover, expose," from de- "away" (see de-) + nudare "to strip," from nudus "naked, bare" (see naked). Related: Denuding.

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denude in Medicine

denude de·nude (dĭ-nōōd', -nyōōd')
v. de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing, de·nudes
To divest of a covering, as myelin.

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