denude


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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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Pjerrou fears MRC's long-term plan is to denude the area of timber, parcel it out, and sell it as real estate.
Contemporary films include Il Postino (this Friday), the new version of Graham Greene's The Quiet American (February 7), 8 Women starring Catherine Denude (March 7), Spanish director Padre Moldavar's Talk to Her (March 21), Rabbit-Proof Fence starring Kenneth Branagh (April 17), and Francis Ford Coppola presents Koyaanisqatsi.
Denude Apparel plans a factory making its own range of clothes plus a chain of shops across the country.
Sir, - There is little need to denude the green belt at Rugby or Solihull to expand air traffic in the West Midlands.
Grazing animals denude fields, trample soils, and can increase erosion.
Dr Bogle hailed Government plans to send patients abroad for treatment in a bid to cut waiting times, but warned that the move must only be used as a short-term measure and must not denude local health services of funds.