Deplumed
Deplume De*plume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depluming}.] [LL. deplumare; L. de- + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: cf. deplumis featherless, and F. d['e]plumer.] 1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage. [1913 Webster]

On the depluming of the pope every bird had his own feather. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay bare; to expose. [1913 Webster]

The exposure and depluming of the leading humbugs of the age. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deplumed — v. pluck, strip of feathers; take away honors or wealth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deplumate — De*plu mate, a. [LL. diplumatus, p. p. of deplumare. See {Deplume}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deplume — De*plume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depluming}.] [LL. deplumare; L. de + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: cf. deplumis featherless, and F. d[ e]plumer.] 1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depluming — Deplume De*plume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depluming}.] [LL. deplumare; L. de + plumare to cover with feathers, pluma feather: cf. deplumis featherless, and F. d[ e]plumer.] 1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • de|plu|ma|tion — «DEE ploo MAY shuhn», noun. 1. the process of depluming or state of being deplumed. 2. molting …   Useful english dictionary

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