Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divest of covering; make bare.
  • transitive v. Geology To expose (rock strata) by erosion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip or divest of all covering; make bare or naked.
  • Specifically In geology, to wear away and remove surface or overlying matter, and thus make bare and expose to view (the underlying strata).
  • Synonyms To bare, lay bare, uncover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lay bare

Etymologies

Latin dēnūdāre : dē-, de- + nūdāre, to make bare (from nūdus, nude; see nogw- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Latin denudare, de- + nudus, bare (Wiktionary)

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