Deplumation
Deplumation Dep`lu*ma"tion, n. [See {Deplumate}.] 1. The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers. --Bp. Stillingfleet [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes. --Thomas. [1913 Webster]


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  • deplumation — See deplume. * * * …   Universalium

  • deplumation — n. removal of feathers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deplumation — de·plu·ma·tion …   English syllables

  • deplumation — ˌdēˌplüˈmāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin deplumatus + English ion : the stripping or falling off of feathers …   Useful english dictionary

  • deplume — deplumation, n. /dee ploohm /, v.t., deplumed, depluming. 1. to deprive of feathers; pluck. 2. to strip of honor, wealth, etc. [1375 1425; late ME deplumen < ML deplumare, equiv. to L de DE + plum(a) feather (see PLUME) + are inf. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • deplume — /diˈplum/ (say dee ploohm) verb (t) (deplumed, depluming) 1. to deprive of feathers; pluck. 2. to strip of honour, wealth, etc. {French déplumer, from dé dis 1 + plume (from Latin plūma feather) –deplumation /dipluˈmeɪʃən/ (say deeplooh mayshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • deplume — [dē plo͞om′] vt. deplumed, depluming [ME deplumen < ML deplumare: see DE & PLUME] 1. to pull or pluck the feathers from 2. to strip of honor, riches, etc. deplumation n …   English World dictionary

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