denude
transitive verb (denuded; denuding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin denudare, from de- + nudus bare — more at naked Date: 15th century 1. to deprive of something important 2. a. to strip of all covering or surface layers b. to lay bare by erosion c. to strip (land) of forests • denudation noundenudement noun

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  • dénudé — dénudé, ée [ denyde ] adj. • déb. XIXe; de dénuder ♦ Mis à nu; dépouillé (de ce qui recouvre). Arbre dénudé. Crâne dénudé, dégarni. « les longs espaces dénudés qu on appelle le Désert d Ermenonville » (Nerval). Fil électrique dénudé, dépourvu de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Denude — De*nude , v. t. [L. denudare; de + nudare to make naked or bare, nudus naked. See {Nude}.] To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands; the hurricane denuded the trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dénudé — dénudé, ée (dé nu dé, dée) part. passé. Un os dénudé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • denude — I verb bare, bring to light, defoliate, denudate, disclose, disfurnish, disrobe, divest, doff, exhibit, expose, flay, lay bare, lay open, lay waste, make naked, make public, manifest, open, pare, peel, present to view, publicize, reveal, shed,… …   Law dictionary

  • denude — early 15c. (implied in denuded), from M.Fr. dénuder, from L. denudare to lay bare, strip; uncover, expose, from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + nudare to strip, from nudus naked, bare (see NAKED (Cf. naked)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • denude — bare, *strip, divest, dismantle Antonyms: clothe …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • denude — [v] strip bare, disrobe, expose, fleece, lay bare*, peel, uncover, undress; concept 211 …   New thesaurus

  • denude — ► VERB (often be denuded of) ▪ strip of covering or possessions; make bare. DERIVATIVES denudation noun. ORIGIN Latin denudare, from nudare to bare …   English terms dictionary

  • denude — [dē no͞od′, dēnyo͞od′; di no͞od′, dinyo͞od′] vt. denuded, denuding [L denudare: see DENUDATE] to make bare or naked; strip; specif., a) to destroy all plant and animal life in (an area) b) Geol. to expose (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering,… …   English World dictionary

  • denude — v. (D; tr.) to denude of (the hillside was denuded of trees) * * * [dɪ njuːd] (D; tr.) to denude of (the hillside was denuded of trees) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • denude — [[t]dɪnju͟ːd, AM nu͟ːd[/t]] denudes, denuding, denuded 1) VERB To denude an area means to destroy the plants in it. [FORMAL] [V n] Migrants from teeming Brazilian cities were denuding Amazonia to open private farmsteads... [be V ed of n] Many… …   English dictionary

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