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denude

[ dih-nood, -nyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF denude

Synonyms for denude

  • bare
  • disrobe
  • expose
  • fleece
  • peel
  • uncover
  • undress
  • lay bare
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Antonyms for denude

  • clothe
  • conceal
  • cover
  • hide
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DENUDE

I tell you, I'm not going to denude myself of money altogether.

The power of rivers to denude and transport is exemplified daily.

Are you prepared to denude them of their interest in the land?

She had never forgiven her husband for trying to denude Harry of his birthright.

Sometimes the struggle lasts for hours on a plot of meadow, which they denude of its grass as cleanly as if it had been ploughed.

It was one of their rites to procure a virgin, and to denude her as an emblem of the moon in an unclouded sky.

Now, I can never recall hearing any man, young or old, express a longing to denude other men of their apparel.

We must find new islands to denude, to ravage, to desolate, for our adornment.

I have promised that you will not denude him of all his possessions at your first meeting, but beyond that I have refused to go.

Biscuit was a little awkward, but he managed to denude a large potato of its foliage and handed it to Sube for approval.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (implied in denuded), from Middle French dénuder, from Latin denudare "to lay bare, strip; uncover, expose," from de- "away" (see de-) + nudare "to strip," from nudus "naked, bare" (see naked). Related: Denuding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DENUDE

deprive

verbkeep or take away something wanted, needed
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