[ dih-noo-did, -nyoo- ]
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  1. made naked or bare: "We'll have to go a long way for our wood," I grumbled, gazing across the denuded hillsides.

  2. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of denude.

Origin of denuded

First recorded in 1710–20; denude + -ed2 for the adjective senses; denude + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from denuded

  • half-de·nud·ed, adjective
  • un·de·nud·ed, adjective

Words Nearby denuded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use denuded in a sentence

  • Really the best method is to make a round denuded spot by twirling a small brad-awl.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • To Dangerfield, the proof seemed slight—what was there in the denuded room to entice a thief?

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • These are tall pine-trees, denuded of their lower branches, a small tuft being left at the top.

    Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne