Denude meaning

dĭ-no͝od, -nyo͝od
To divest of covering; make bare.
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To expose (rock strata) by erosion.
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To make bare or naked; strip.
  • To destroy all plant and animal life in (an area).
  • To expose (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering, etc.
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To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.
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Origin of denude

  • Latin dēnūdāre dē- de- nūdāre to make bare (from nūdus nude nogw- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French dénuder, from Latin denudare, de- + nudus, bare

    From Wiktionary