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 Webster]

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • 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]… …   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

  • 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

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