follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

devest

[dih-vest] /dɪˈvɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
Law. to divest.
2.
Obsolete. to remove the clothes from; undress.
Origin of devest
1555-1565
1555-65; < Middle French desvester, Old French desvestir, equivalent to des- dis-1 + vestir to clothe < Latin vestīre; see divest
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for devest
Historical Examples
  • What a mischievous alteration in spelling is divest instead of devest.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
British Dictionary definitions for devest

devest

/dɪˈvɛst/
verb
1.
(transitive) a rare variant spelling of divest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for devest

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for devest

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends