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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

OTHER WORDS FROM denude

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

Derived forms of denude

denudation (ˌdɛnjʊˈdeɪʃən, ˌdiː-), noundenuder, noun

Word Origin for denude

C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for denude

denude
[ dĭ-nōōd ]

v.
To divest of a covering, as myelin.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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