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denudation

[ den-yoo-dey-shuhn, dee-noo-, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌdɛn yʊˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌdi nʊ-, -nyʊ- /
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noun
the act of denuding.
the state of being denuded.
Geology. the exposing or laying bare of rock by erosive processes.
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Origin of denudation

1575–85; <Late Latin dēnūdātiōn- (stem of dēnūdātiō), equivalent to Latin dēnūdāt(us) (see denudate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM denudation

den·u·da·tion·al, adjectivede·nu·da·tive [dih-noo-duh-tiv, -nyoo-], /dɪˈnu də tɪv, -ˈnyu-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for denudation

denudation
[ dē′nōō-dāshən, dĕn′yu- ]

n.
The removal of a covering or surface layer.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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