See more synonyms for deplume on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), de·plumed, de·plum·ing.
- to deprive of feathers; pluck.
- to strip of honor, wealth, etc.
Origin of deplume
1375–1425; late Middle English deplumenRelated formsde·plu·ma·tion, noun
< Medieval Latin dēplūmāre,
equivalent to Latin dē- de-
) feather (see plume
) + -āre
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British Dictionary definitions for deplume
Derived Formsdeplumation, noun
- to deprive of feathers; pluck
- to deprive of honour, position, wealth, etc
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