unclothe

[uhn-klohth]
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verb (used with object), un·clothed or un·clad [uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/, un·cloth·ing.
  1. to strip of clothes.
  2. to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover.

Origin of unclothe

First recorded in 1250–1300, unclothe is from the Middle English word unclothen. See un-2, clothe
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unclothe

verb -clothes, -clothing, -clothed or -clad (tr)
  1. to take off garments from; strip
  2. to uncover or lay bare
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Word Origin and History for unclothe
v.

c.1300, uncloþe (transitive), from un- (2) + clothe (v.). Refl. sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unclothed; unclothing.

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