unclothe

[ uhn-klohth ]
/ ʌnˈkloʊð /

verb (used with object), un·clothed or un·clad [uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/, un·cloth·ing.

to strip of clothes.
to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover.

Nearby words

  1. unclench,
  2. uncloak,
  3. unclog,
  4. unclose,
  5. unclosed,
  6. unclothed,
  7. unclubbable,
  8. uncluttered,
  9. unco,
  10. uncoded

Origin of unclothe

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unclothe

unclothe

/ (ʌnˈkləʊð) /

verb -clothes, -clothing, -clothed or -clad (tr)

to take off garments from; strip
to uncover or lay bare
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Word Origin and History for unclothe

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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