transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to strip of clothes 2. divest, uncover <
the hardest thing to unclothe is still our fears — Joe Williams

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unclothe — Un*clothe , v. t. [1st pref. un + clothe.] To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] [We] do groan being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon. 2 Cor. v. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclothe — index bare, denude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unclothe — (v.) c.1300, uncloþe (trans.), from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + CLOTHE (Cf. clothe) (v.). Refl. sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unclothed; unclothing …   Etymology dictionary

  • unclothe — [unklōth′] vt. unclothed or unclad, unclothing [ME unclothen] to strip of or as of clothes; uncover; divest …   English World dictionary

  • unclothe — /un klohdh /, v.t., unclothed or unclad / klad /, unclothing. 1. to strip of clothes. 2. to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover. [1250 1300; ME unclothen. See UN 2, CLOTHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unclothe — verb To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life …   Wiktionary

  • unclothe — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disrobe, uncover, divest; see undress . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To remove all the clothing from: disrobe, strip1, undress. See PUT ON, SHOW. 2. To make visible; bring to view: bare, disclose, display, expose,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unclothe — v. a. HD. 659 …   Oldest English Words

  • unclothe — v. strip the clothes from; lay bare, uncover …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unclothe — v strip, undress, unrobe, disrobe; denude, denudate, make naked; uncover, bare, lay bare, expose, reveal; unveil, uncloak, unsheathe, undrape, unscreen; disease, uncase …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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