denude (someone or something) of (something)

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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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But finding the Fig-Tree denuded of leaves, the snow fell through to the ground, and did not injure it at all.
The rind is perhaps an eighth of an inch in thickness; and denuded of this at the time when it is in the greatest perfection, the fruit presents a beautiful globe of white pulp, the whole of which may be eaten, with the exception of a slender core, which is easily removed.
The field near by had been denuded of its crop some time before, and had a skinned look, so exhaustively had it been har- vested and gleaned.
sighed Anne -- and was straightway much comforted by the romance in the idea of the world being denuded of romance!
All about were evidences of a furious struggle; small sprouts of poison-oak were bent and denuded of leaf and bark; dead and rotting leaves had been pushed into heaps and ridges on both sides of the legs by the action of other feet than theirs; alongside the hips were unmistakable impressions of human knees.
To Meriem, however, it presented but a place denuded of large trees which she must cross quickly to regain the jungle upon the opposite side before Malbihn should have landed.
In like manner I dislodged the lower bars as I passed them, so that we soon had the interior of the tree denuded of all possible means of ascent for a distance of a hundred feet from the base; thus precluding possible pursuit and attack from the rear.
The pier was to be three miles long, and the Berkeley hills were denuded of whole groves of mature eucalyptus for the piling.
It becomes bare, denuded of its foliage, and grows visibly emaciated.
Establishing themselves in the deserted dining-room, the children fell to work; and when Fanny discovered them, Maud was laughing with all her heart at poor Clara, who, denuded of her finery, was cutting up all sorts of capers in the hands of her merry little mistress.
The caution of the beast was lost in the loyalty of the man, and so it came that he entered a large clearing, denuded of trees, without a thought of what might lie there or upon the farther edge to dispute the way with him.
Meantime, actor and fashion designer Aijaz Aslam was overnight denuded of his cash and other valuables.
Coculture with cumulus cells improves maturation of mouse oocytes denuded of the cumulus oophorus: observations of nuclear and cytoplasmic events.
General secretary Paul Noon said: "We will be scrutinising where these job losses fall to ensure this is not just an exercise to reduce the headcount, leaving FSS denuded of the skills it needs.
This study was carried out to evaluate and compare the expression of the stem cell associated marker: ABCG2, keratinocyte stem cell marker: p63 and corneal differentiation markers: Cnx43 and K3/K12 on limbal explants cultured on human amniotic membrane (HAM) with intact epithelium and HAM denuded of its epithelium.