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denude

[dih-nood, -nyood]
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:
1505–15; < Latin dēnūdāre, equivalent to dē- de- + nūdāre to lay bare; see nude

denuder, noun
half-denuded, adjective
undenuded, adjective
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denude (dɪˈnjuːd)
 
vb
1.  to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
2.  to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
 
[C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude]
 
denudation
 
n
 
de'nuder
 
n

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denude
1510s, from M.Fr. denuder, from L. denudare, from de- "away" + nudare "to strip," from nudus "naked, bare" (see naked).
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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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