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deplume

[dee-ploom] /diˈplum/
verb (used with object), deplumed, depluming.
1.
to deprive of feathers; pluck.
2.
to strip of honor, wealth, etc.
Origin of deplume
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English deplumen < Medieval Latin dēplūmāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + plūm(a) feather (see plume) + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
deplumation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deplumation

deplume

/diːˈpluːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to deprive of feathers; pluck
2.
to deprive of honour, position, wealth, etc
Derived Forms
deplumation, noun
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deplumation in Medicine

deplumation de·plu·ma·tion (dē'plōō-mā'shən)
n.
The falling out or loss of the eyelashes.

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