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[dis-rohb] /dɪsˈroʊb/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), disrobed, disrobing.
to undress.
Origin of disrobe
1575-85; dis-1 + robe; compare Middle French desrober
Related forms
disrobement, noun
disrober, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disrobe
  • Steps away, clothes fly as models disrobe and get dressed, trying not to bump into each other.
  • The hobble skirt was unpopular with couture clients, who had to disrobe in order to use a toilet.
  • He must also honour his promise to disrobe and hold a fair election.
  • The script called for the actress to disrobe completely.
  • It's not easy to appear on a set, with a lot of different people, and disrobe.
  • One sees the hostess, satiated with dancing and long gowns, give the order to disrobe.
  • She sat up on the couch and began quickly to disrobe.
  • Employees will be asked to disrobe for parts of the exam to allow the physician to fully observe and examine them as necessary.
  • However, if a donor was made to disrobe and a urine adulterant was found, the collector would be required to act on the discovery.
  • Please note that all immigrant visa applicants are required to fully disrobe during the examination.
British Dictionary definitions for disrobe


to remove the clothing of (a person) or (of a person) to undress
(transitive) to divest of authority, etc
Derived Forms
disrobement, noun
disrober, noun
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Word Origin and History for disrobe

1580s in intransitive sense of "to undress" (oneself); see dis- + robe. Related: Disrobed; disrobing. Transitive sense is from 1580s.

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