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strip out

1. To remove some integral piece, element, or aspect of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strip" and "out." We had to strip out the power supply entirely as it had been corroded, so it will cost you a bit of money to replace that. Let's just strip all this old plumbing out and fit in a completely new system. If you strip this clause out of the amendment, it ends up having very little real-world impact.
2. To remove or destroy the interior of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strip" and "out." I think we should just strip out the entire house and start furnishing it from scratch. The massive fire gutted the warehouse, resulting in losses of nearly $3 million for the company.
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strip out

v.
1. To remove the interior of something, such as a building; gut something: The new owners plan to strip out the building to expose the original red brick walls and concrete ceilings. This old car can run like new if you strip it out and refit it with a new engine and suspension.
2. To remove some component from a system, such as from a building, text, or calculation: The electricians stripped out the old wiring. The contract lawyers stripped out all references to royalties. The electricians stripped the old wiring out and installed a new network.
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UICC, a joint venture of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), will use Mattson's strip technology for ashing and in situ "all dry" stripping, providing lower contamination and higher wafer throughput than conventional photoresist strip processing.
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Industry analysts report that the demand for advanced photoresist stripping equipment is rising in tandem with the growing number of stripping steps required for each wafer.