- to make naked or bare; strip: The storm completely denuded the trees.
- Geology. to subject to denudation.
Origin of denude
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Examples from the Web for denuded
He removed her beige Roger Vivier pumps and white lab coat to reveal a denuded ballerina-pink slip dress.Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’
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But when we reach the mountain, we see only a denuded plateau of looping ring roads and gray rubble.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia
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But a country pillaged and denuded of inhabitants would not long support an army.Agesilaus
On every side were strewed the bodies of our companions, all denuded of their scalps.The Grateful Indian
The almond trees, denuded of their leaves, shook like black skeletons.The Dead Command
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It becomes bare, denuded of its foliage, and grows visibly emaciated.Notre-Dame de Paris
The next morning Stephen rose stiff and cramped from his denuded bed.A Girl of the Klondike
- to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
- to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude
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Word Origin and History for denuded
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To divest of a covering, as myelin.
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