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unclad

[uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of unclothe.
adjective
2.
naked; nude; undressed.
Origin of unclad
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see un-1, clad1

unclothe

[uhn-klohth ] /ʌnˈkloʊð/
verb (used with object), unclothed or unclad
[uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/ (Show IPA),
unclothing.
1.
to strip of clothes.
2.
to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English unclothen. See un-2, clothe
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Examples from the Web for unclad
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  • Never had I seen human beings so clad, or rather so unclad, in such amazing squalid-ness and destitution of garments.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It was the frank eloquence of the slaughter-house—the unclad humour of the market.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • It swarms with wolfish-looking dogs and dirty, unclad children.

    The Bridge of the Gods Frederic Homer Balch
  • At his door stood the unclad and pallid candidate for district attorney.

    The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.
  • The girl-wife followed, and, with deft hands, unclad Alastair and laid him gently in the bed.

  • A rude north wind raved among the leafless oaks that defied its power with their rugged, unclad arms.

  • About a hundred years before her namesake had reported that he had seen about thirty natives, all unclad, on an adjacent islet.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • But his shoulders and body to the middle were unclad, and were covered with wounds, as were also his arms and face.

  • At the apparition of the unclad, shipwrecked sailor the maidens flee right and left.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
  • And yet all the while thy soul is uncombed, unwashed, unclad, a poor neglected thing.

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon
British Dictionary definitions for unclad

unclad

/ʌnˈklæd/
adjective
1.
having no clothes on; naked

unclothe

/ʌnˈkləʊð/
verb (transitive) -clothes, -clothing, -clothed, -clad
1.
to take off garments from; strip
2.
to uncover or lay bare
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Word Origin and History for unclad

unclothe

v.

c.1300, uncloþe (transitive), from un- (2) + clothe (v.). Refl. sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unclothed; unclothing.

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