devest

[ dih-vest ]
/ dɪˈvɛst /

verb (used with object)

Law. to divest.
Obsolete. to remove the clothes from; undress.

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Origin of devest

1555–65; <Middle French desvester,Old French desvestir, equivalent to des-dis-1 + vestir to clothe <Latin vestīre;see divest
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devest
/ (dɪˈvɛst) /

verb

(tr) a rare variant spelling of divest
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