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 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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  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knemidokoptes — A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infect fowl and caged birds; species include K. laevis var. gallinae, the depluming mite, and K. mutans, the scaly leg mite. [G. kneme, leg, + kopto, to cut] * * * Kne·mi·do·kop·tes .nē mə dō… …   Medical 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

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  • banishment — Synonyms and related words: ban, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, boycott, boycottage, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displacement, displuming, exclusion, excommunication,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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