(stripped; also stript; stripping)
Etymology: Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to strip
Date: 13th century
a. to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter from
b. to deprive of possessions
c. to divest of honors, privileges, or functions
a. to remove extraneous or superficial matter from <a prose style stripped to the bones> b. to remove furniture, equipment, or accessories from <strip a ship for action> 3. to make bare or clear (as by cutting or grazing) 4. to finish a milking of by pressing the last available milk from the teats <strip a cow> 5. a. to remove cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) b. to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves) 6. to tear or damage the thread of (a separable part or fitting) 7. to separate (components) from a mixture or solution 8. to press eggs or milt out of (a fish) 9. to remove (a subcutaneous vein) by means of a surgical instrument <stripping a varicose saphenous vein> intransitive verb 1. a. to take off clothes b. to perform a striptease 2. peel 1 • strippable adjective II. noun Etymology: probably alteration of 3stripe Date: 1548 1. a. a long narrow piece of a material b. a long narrow area of land or water 2. airstrip 3. a commercially developed area especially along a highway 4. comic strip 5. striptease
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.