- to pull or pluck the feathers from
- to strip of honor, riches, etc.
Origin of deplumeMiddle English deplumen ; from Medieval Latin deplumare: see de- and amp; plume
transitive verbde·plumed, de·plum·ing, de·plumes
Origin of deplumeMiddle English deplumen, from Old French deplumer, from Medieval Latin d&emacron;pl&umacron;mare : Latin d&emacron;-, de- + Latin pl&umacron;ma, feather.
(third-person singular simple present deplumes, present participle depluming, simple past and past participle deplumed)