verb (used with or without object), dis·robed, dis·rob·ing.

to undress.

Origin of disrobe

1575–85; dis-1 + robe; compare Middle French desrober
Related formsdis·robe·ment, noundis·rob·er, noun
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to remove the clothing of (a person) or (of a person) to undress
(tr) to divest of authority, etc
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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