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 d&emacron;n&umacron;dare : d&emacron;-, de- + n&umacron;dare, to make bare (from n&umacron;dus, nude; see nogw- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present denudes, present participle denuding, simple past and past participle denuded)