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unclad

[uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of unclothe.
adjective
2.
naked; nude; undressed.
Origin of unclad
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at un-1, clad1

unclothe

[uhn-klohth ] /ʌnˈkloʊð/
verb (used with object), unclothed or unclad
[uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/ (Show IPA),
unclothing.
1.
to strip of clothes.
2.
to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover.
Origin
First recorded in 1250-1300, unclothe is from the Middle English word unclothen. See un-2, clothe
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Examples from the Web for unclad
Historical Examples
  • It was the frank eloquence of the slaughter-house—the unclad humour of the market.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • Swarthy, unclad children were as numerous and active as young chickens.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • It swarms with wolfish-looking dogs and dirty, unclad children.

    The Bridge of the Gods

    Frederic Homer Balch
  • At his door stood the unclad and pallid candidate for district attorney.

    The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.
  • Others there were who were but in evil case, unarmed, and unclad, who were scarce whole.

    The Romance of Morien Jessie L. Weston
  • He stood looking down upon the water for a moment; he needed to lose no time in undressing, for save for his mútya he was unclad.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford
  • A rude north wind raved among the leafless oaks that defied its power with their rugged, unclad arms.

  • But his shoulders and body to the middle were unclad, and were covered with wounds, as were also his arms and face.

  • And yet all the while thy soul is uncombed, unwashed, unclad, a poor neglected thing.

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • An idea is mere spiritual light; if unclad in deeds, or in words written or spoken.

British Dictionary definitions for unclad

unclad

/ʌnˈklæd/
adjective
1.
having no clothes on; naked

unclothe

/ʌnˈkləʊð/
verb (transitive) -clothes, -clothing, -clothed, -clad
1.
to take off garments from; strip
2.
to uncover or lay bare
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Word Origin and History for unclad

unclothe

v.

c.1300, uncloþe (transitive), from un- (2) + clothe (v.). Refl. sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unclothed; unclothing.

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