disrobe

[dis-rohb]
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Origin of disrobe

1575–85; dis-1 + robe; compare Middle French desrober
Related formsdis·robe·ment, noundis·rob·er, noun
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disrobe

verb
  1. to remove the clothing of (a person) or (of a person) to undress
  2. (tr) to divest of authority, etc
Derived Formsdisrobement, noundisrober, noun
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Word Origin and History for disrobe
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1580s in intransitive sense of "to undress" (oneself); see dis- + robe. Related: Disrobed; disrobing. Transitive sense is from 1580s.

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