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denuded

[ dih-noo-did, -nyoo- ]
/ dɪˈnu dɪd, -ˈnyu- /
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adjective
made naked or bare: "We'll have to go a long way for our wood," I grumbled, gazing across the denuded hillsides.
Geology. (of rock) exposed or laid bare by erosive processes: The denuded mountains of the Levant were left to face flash floods with nothing but eroding slopes.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of denude.
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Origin of denuded

denude + -ed2 for the adjective senses; denude + -ed1 for the verb sense

OTHER WORDS FROM denuded

half-de·nud·ed, adjectiveun·de·nud·ed, adjective
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