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denude (someone or something) of (something)

To remove something from someone or something. I denuded myself of my wet clothes and got into the shower. It's strange to finally see our walls denuded of wallpaper.
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denude someone or something of something

to strip something from someone or something. The prison guards denuded the new prisoner of his garments. The wind denuded the trees of their leaves.
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This will denude SE Wales of learning opportunities for adults and lead to the loss of 140 jobs, most of them part-time women tutors.
Like many pristine forests in Latin America, the human inhabitants of this forest are poor farmers who lack electricity and indoor plumbing, rip up forests to grow crops, throw garbage, pollute rivers, denude hillsides for firewood and hunt endangered species.
"It does not comport with reason," it said, "that one will denude himself of all his earnings during a long period of years without making some provision for old age."
It said it was a powder used to kill trees and denude forests to prevent them being used for cover by Vietnamese fighters.
In the same address, the Cardinal pointed out that those who call most loudly for an "inculturation" that would denude the Christian liturgical tradition of all the trapings of European civilization would never, at the same time, call for their own exclusion from "the natural science and technology which originated in the West." Technology is no more "neutral" with respect to culture than the sacred arts, and the introduction of Western technology throughout the world is in any case eroding all the differences between ancient cultures, and creating a single global community with one life and destiny.
Des mouvements feministes devaient defiler, hier mardi dans l'apres-midi, depuis la place Tal'at Harb jusqu'a Dar Al Qada' (Palais de Justice), pour protester contre les images insoutenables de Hamada Saber, un quinquagenaire brutalement battu et traEne denude par la police devant le palais presidentiel.
I WAS somewhat bemused by J Klinger's letter (Neglect To Mention Eyesores, 27.06.08) as he had Ormesby Hall on his list of areas denude of flowers in any containers.