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[stript-doun] /ˈstrɪptˈdaʊn/
having only essential features; lacking any special appointments or accessories. Unabridged
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  • In what I have to say about this nation I have stripped down to myself.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • And we did just what every man in camp does; we stripped down to essentials.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • Julyan and Armel stripped down to the waist, preserving their breeches only.

    The Gold Sickle

    Eugne Sue
  • It was very warm and many of the workers had stripped down to their trousers.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • On December 21 the load on the sledge was stripped down to tent, dip-circle, theodolite, cooker and a little food.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for stripped down


reduced to the bare essentials; spare
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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stripped down

adjective phrase

  1. Of a car, divested of ornaments and other unnecessary parts; shaved (1946+)
  2. Reduced to the essentials; disencumbered: a stripped-down version of the Oedipus myth (1961+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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