denude[dē no̵̅o̅d′, -nyo̵̅o̅d′; di-]
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)