Displume
Displume Dis*plume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displuming}.] [Pref. dis- + plume: cf. OF. desplumer, F. d['e]plumer.] To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade. [1913 Webster]

Displumed, degraded, and metamorphosed. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • displume — /dis ploohm /, v.t., displumed, displuming. 1. to strip of plumes; deplume. 2. to strip of honors. [1470 80; DIS 1 + PLUME; cf. DEPLUME] * * * …   Universalium

  • displume — verb To deprive of feathers, plumes, awards …   Wiktionary

  • displume — v. remove feathers, strip of plumes; take away honors or wealth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • displume — dis·plume …   English syllables

  • displume — verb 1. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes • Syn: ↑deplume • Hypernyms: ↑plunder, ↑despoil, ↑loot, ↑reave, ↑strip, ↑rifle, ↑ransack …   Useful english dictionary

  • Displumed — Displume Dis*plume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displuming}.] [Pref. dis + plume: cf. OF. desplumer, F. d[ e]plumer.] To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Displuming — Displume Dis*plume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Displuming}.] [Pref. dis + plume: cf. OF. desplumer, F. d[ e]plumer.] To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plunder — I noun booty, depredation, devastation, foray, haul, ill gotten goods, illicit gains, loot, maraud, pillage, praeda, raid, rapina, rapine, ravin, razzia, robbery, sack, seizure, spoils, spoliation, stolen articles, stolen goods, take, theft II… …   Law dictionary

  • abase — Synonyms and related words: abash, bring down, bring low, bump, bust, cast down, cower, cringe, crush, debase, degrade, demean, demote, deplume, diminish, disgrade, displume, downgrade, dump, dump on, fawn, grovel, humble, humiliate, lower, put… …   Moby Thesaurus

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