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undressed

[uhn-drest] /ʌnˈdrɛst/
adjective
1.
wearing few or no clothes.
2.
wearing informal clothing or clothing not meant to be worn in public.
3.
not dressed; not specially prepared:
undressed poultry; an undressed salad.
4.
(of leather) having a napped finish on the flesh side.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see un-1, dress, -ed2
Related forms
semiundressed, adjective

undress

[uhn-dres] /ʌnˈdrɛs/
verb (used with object), undressed or undrest, undressing.
1.
to take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
2.
to remove the dressing from (a wound, sore, etc.).
3.
to strip or divest of or as if of a covering; expose:
to undress a pretense.
verb (used without object), undressed or undrest, undressing.
4.
to take off one's clothes.
noun
5.
dress of a style designed to be worn on other than highly formal or ceremonial occasions; informal dress, as opposed to full dress.
6.
dress of a style not designed to be worn in public; dishabille; negligee:
She couldn't receive guests in such a state of undress.
7.
the condition of being unclothed; nakedness.
adjective
8.
of or pertaining to clothing of a style less formal than full dress:
undress uniform.
9.
characterized by informality of dress, manners, or the like:
an undress dinner party.
Origin
1590-1600; un-2 + dress
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British Dictionary definitions for undressed

undressed

/ʌnˈdrɛst/
adjective
1.
partially or completely naked
2.
(of an animal hide) not fully processed
3.
(of food, esp salad) not prepared with sauce or dressing

undress

verb (ʌnˈdrɛs)
1.
to take off clothes from (oneself or another)
2.
(transitive) to strip of ornamentation
3.
(transitive) to remove the dressing from (a wound)
noun (ʌnˈdrɛs)
4.
partial or complete nakedness
5.
informal or normal working clothes or uniform
adjective
6.
characterized by or requiring informal or normal working dress or uniform
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Word Origin and History for undressed

undress

v.

1590s, "to shed one's clothing," from un- (2) + dress (v.). Transferred sense of "to strip off (someone's) clothing" is recorded from 1610s. The noun meaning "state of partial or incomplete dress" is attested from 1680s. Undressed "naked (or nearly so)" is recorded from 1610s.

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