[ dih-vest ]
/ dɪˈvɛst /
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verb (used with object)
Law. to divest.
Obsolete. to remove the clothes from; undress.
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What a mischievous alteration in spelling is divest instead of devest.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
British Dictionary definitions for devest
/ (dɪˈvɛst) /
(tr) a rare variant spelling of divest
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