transitive verb-·nud′ed, -·nud′ing
to make bare or naked; strip; specif.,
- to destroy all plant and animal life in (an area)
- Geol. to expose (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering, etc.
Origin of denudeClassical Latin denudare: see denudate
transitive verbde·nud·ed, de·nud·ing, de·nudes
- To divest of covering; make bare.
- Geology To expose (rock strata) by erosion.
Origin of denudeLatin dēnūdāre dē- de- nūdāre to make bare ( from nūdus nude ; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present denudes, present participle denuding, simple past and past participle denuded)