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nude

[ nood, nyood ]
/ nud, nyud /
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adjective, nud·er, nud·est.

noun

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Origin of nude

1525–35; <Latin nūdus;see naked

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OTHER WORDS FROM nude

nudely, adverbnudeness, nounsem·i·nude, adjectivesub·nude, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nude

nude
/ (njuːd) /

adjective

completely unclothed; undressed
having no covering; bare; exposed
law
  1. lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence
  2. (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal

noun

the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)
a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc

Derived forms of nude

nudely, adverbnudeness, noun

Word Origin for nude

C16: from Latin nūdus
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