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denude

[ dih-nood, -nyood ]
/ dɪˈnud, -ˈnyud /
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verb (used with object), de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing.

to make naked or bare; strip: The storm completely denuded the trees.
Geology. to subject to denudation.

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Origin of denude

1505–15; <Latin dēnūdāre, equivalent to dē-de- + nūdāre to lay bare; see nude
de·nud·er, nounhalf-de·nud·ed, adjectiveun·de·nud·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for denude

denude
/ (dɪˈnjuːd) /

verb (tr)

to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
denudation (ˌdɛnjʊˈdeɪʃən, ˌdiː-), noundenuder, noun
C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude
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Medical definitions for denude

denude
[ dĭ-nōōd ]

v.

To divest of a covering, as myelin.
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