deplume

[dee-ploom]

verb (used with object), de·plumed, de·plum·ing.

to deprive of feathers; pluck.
to strip of honor, wealth, etc.

Nearby words

  1. deploration,
  2. deplore,
  3. deploy,
  4. deployment,
  5. deplumation,
  6. depo-provera,
  7. depolarization,
  8. depolarize,
  9. depolarizer,
  10. depolarizing block

Origin of deplume

1375–1425; late Middle English deplumen < Medieval Latin dēplūmāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + plūm(a) feather (see plume) + -āre infinitive suffix

Related formsde·plu·ma·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deplumation

deplume

verb (tr)

to deprive of feathers; pluck
to deprive of honour, position, wealth, etc
Derived Formsdeplumation, noun

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Medicine definitions for deplumation

deplumation

[dē′plōō-māshən]

n.

The falling out or loss of the eyelashes.

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