transitive verb-·plumed′, -·plum′ing
- 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 plume
transitive verbde·plumed, de·plum·ing, de·plumes
Origin of deplumeMiddle English deplumen from Old French deplumer from Medieval Latin dēplūmāre Latin dē- de- Latin plūma feather
(third-person singular simple present deplumes, present participle depluming, simple past and past participle deplumed)