from The Century Dictionary.
- Stripped; divested of covering; laid bare.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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- adjective without the natural or usual covering
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For instance, in matter-of-course business, or in any correspondence that was agreeable to official persons, I was addressed as "Esq.;" but if the correspondence took a turn that was unpleasant, it was "Mr. ----;" and on one occasion I received a note addressed with my name denuded of all title whatever, even of the office I filled.
A partially disorganized -- or as we prefer to say "denuded" -- brain may be fully capable of sane thought, except on some one topic, and able to exercise every intellectual function except of a particular order.
The whole portion under consideration of what is here termed the denuded region, with some partial exceptions of later origin, is of igneous formation or alteration, as exhibited at and near the present surface.
Page 22 between the "denuded" and the "drift" regions, may be fixed by any careful observer, for any locality, by noting the inclination, &c., of the strata of earth, where exposed in deep excavations, or high and steep river bluffs.
The western limits of this "denuded" region are still more uncertain; and therefore I will not include in my remarks, or the application of my reasoning, the range of the southwest mountains, or their eastern slopes.
-- With such entire absence of designated western boundaries, so much of the great "denuded" region as will be here under consideration, lies wholly in, and includes much the largest portion of the space between the falls of the rivers and the Blue Ridge mountains, which space, in Virginia, is known as the Piedmont region.
Various synonyms refer specifically - often as a negative - to the absence or rather removal of clothing, such as denuded, divested, peeled, stripped, unclad, unclothed, uncovered, un - dressed and dis - or un-robed.
The second part is that European colonists often arrived in areas recently denuded of Native Americans.
But a wheezing comes from the ground, and behind the apricot tree, denuded this time of year, the spider drags its prey further into the untilled area by the side of the road.
I watched in horror as the heat, ash and force of the blast denuded a huge 200-foot tree in one second, stripping off all its leaves and limbs.
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