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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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The morphological survival of immature and mature denuded and cumulus compact oocytes evaluated in experiments 1 and 2 showed that the morphologically normal survival rate was significantly higher (p < 0.05) for IMCC oocytes compared to IMDN oocytes in experiment 1 and also significantly higher (p < 0.05) for MCC oocytes compared to MDN oocytes in experiment 2 (Table 1).
The percentage of normal cumulus-enclosed oocytes was non- significantly differing with partially-enclosed oocytes while there were significant (Pless than 0.01) difference between them and denuded oocytes.
Denudation of human amniotic membrane (denuded HAM): Fifty per cent of the membranes used for limbal cultures were treated with 0.1 per cent sterile EDTA solution for 30 min and then gently scrubbed with an epithelial scrubber (BD Lincoln Park, NJ) to remove the amniotic epithelium without breaking the underlying basement membrane (23).
Indian Anne, inane Nadine and dandy Dan dined on iodine in an inn on a dead-end in Enid, and died anon on a denuded dune in Dunedin [Kathleen Perron, Samuel Cutler]
Long-serving Vale councillor Tony Williams, an opponent of large scale dredging, once said that our beaches were being 'denuded' of sand by the dredgers.
Helens, if you replant a denuded site with a few native species, the native biota comes back markedly faster." Crisafulli also applied the lessons about leaving legacy structures in place to restore biodiversity on Wyoming coal mine sites that had previously been left for dead.
Earth denuded of plant cover by fire becomes vulnerable to erosion, but the severity of that erosion depends on the particular high-temperature conditions that the soil experienced, says John A.
More than 90 percent of Vermont was forested in the early 1700s, and nearly that amount is forested today, but in between, before timbering and farming shifted West, two-thirds of the forest was denuded by settlers cutting wood for houses and clearing land for fields and pastures.
Mr Blackett, chairman of West Midlands Regional Transport Group, said: "It's unacceptable that the service to the NEC and Birmingham International Airport be denuded between now and 2008.
Completely denuded cartilage areas were covered by fibrous collagen.
For her video projection Renegade (all works 2003), Stoltmann literally embedded herself in the denuded landscape, using a hidden armature that suspended her horizontally between, say, two outcroppings or two boulders.
The little chilly building between the Supreme Court and the Scotch Kirk is denuded of its treasures.
At this lower level, walls and pillars of thin red Roman brick with travertine flashings suggest ancient ruins denuded of their precious marble.
In short, the literate tradition, which once shaped education, has in recent decades been denuded, leveled, by "a kind of ideology of illiteracy."
Transplanting corneal epithelial stem cells cultivated on denuded amniotic membrane can rapidly repair ocular surface defects involving severe stem cell deficiency, researchers at Kyoto (Japan) Prefectural University of Medicine have reported.