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verb (used with or without object), dis·robed, dis·rob·ing.
  1. to undress.
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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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Related Words for disrobe

undress, shed, peel, dismantle, denude, remove, doff, deprive, unbutton, husk, bare, strip, unclothe, divest, uncover, shuck, denudate

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British Dictionary definitions for disrobe


  1. to remove the clothing of (a person) or (of a person) to undress
  2. (tr) to divest of authority, etc
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Derived Formsdisrobement, noundisrober, noun
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Word Origin and History for disrobe


1580s in intransitive sense of "to undress" (oneself); see dis- + robe. Related: Disrobed; disrobing. Transitive sense is from 1580s.

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