denude

[ dih-nood, -nyood ]
/ dɪˈnud, -ˈnyud /

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.

Nearby words

  1. denturist,
  2. denuclearize,
  3. denucleated,
  4. denudate,
  5. denudation,
  6. denumerable,
  7. denunciate,
  8. denunciation,
  9. denunciatory,
  10. denver

Origin of denude

1505–15; < Latin dēnūdāre, equivalent to dē- de- + nūdāre to lay bare; see nude

Related formsde·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
Derived Formsdenudation (ˌdɛnjʊˈdeɪʃən, ˌdiː-), noundenuder, noun

Word Origin for denude

C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude

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Word Origin and History for denude

denude

v.

early 15c. (implied in denuded), from Middle French dénuder, from Latin denudare "to lay bare, strip; uncover, expose," from de- "away" (see de-) + nudare "to strip," from nudus "naked, bare" (see naked). Related: Denuding.

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Medicine definitions for denude

denude

[ dĭ-nōōd ]

v.

To divest of a covering, as myelin.

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