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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 of unclothe
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English unclothen. See un-2, clothe
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  • For this purpose he covered the unclothed body with a suitable envelope, under which the sulphur was burned.

  • Save for a wisp of rag about the loins, his body was unclothed, and glistened in the wet.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I could understand, perhaps, why the statue of Truth should be unclothed.

  • It is for this we groan, not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon.

    The Great Commission C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • The country near its mouth was inhabited by savages, who went about unclothed, and fed on monkeys and reptiles.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The women join the dance, cavorting about unclothed, just as the men do.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • The room was small, with a dingy paper, and an unclothed gas-jet springing from the wall.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • I have seen her unclothed, I have seen her costumed only in her alabaster skin.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • unclothed raptures, exquisitely soft and tender, surround me, like heaven opening its wings of flame upon the world.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • Whether clothed or unclothed, whether 'in the body or out of the body,' he might not be able to say.

    Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for unclothed

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 unclothed

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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