deplume

deplume

[dee-ploom]
verb (used with object), deplumed, depluming.
1.
to deprive of feathers; pluck.
2.
to strip of honor, wealth, etc.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English deplumen < Medieval Latin dēplūmāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + plūm(a) feather (see plume) + -āre infinitive suffix

deplumation, noun
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deplume (diːˈpluːm)
 
vb
1.  to deprive of feathers; pluck
2.  to deprive of honour, position, wealth, etc
 
deplu'mation
 
n

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