denudation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n denudation the removal of covering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Denudation The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.
    • Denudation (Geol) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denudation The act of stripping off covering; a making bare.
    • n denudation In geology, the wearing away and removal by natural agencies, such as rain, rivers, frost, ice, and wind, of a part of the solid matter of the earth's surface. The matter thus carried away is said to have been eroded, and the terms erosion and denudation are alike as indicating the result of the work of erosive or denuding agencies.
    • n denudation In surgery, the state of a part which is deprived of its natural covering, as a bone of the periosteum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denudation a making nude or bare:
    • n Denudation (geol.) the wearing away of rocks by water and atmospheric action, whereby the underlying rocks are laid bare
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. denudatio,: cf. F. dénudation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. denudārede, inten., and nudāre, -ātum, to make naked—nudus, naked.

Usage

In literature:

The almond trees, denuded of their leaves, shook like black skeletons.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The city was denuded of Government troops.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
They have been folded and denuded, so as to form the foundation on which rest the later beds of the island.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Wash the denuded area of skin thoroughly with 2 per cent.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The denudation of the hills led to terrible floods along the rivers.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Vast areas of vegetation were denuded.
"Walls of Acid" by Henry Hasse
When it was denuded of hair the hide was a full quarter of an inch through.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
When the field army was provided for, the home hospitals were entirely denuded of personnel.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
But if the mountain chains are due to compression, the present valleys are mainly the result of denudation.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
He ought not to be denuded of all inherited property.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
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In poetry:

Foot prints of the rain are here
That pit the sand with pox;
Denuding cliffs of powder dust,
Exposing scar-faced rocks
"Wupatki" by Norman MacLeod
What care these brutes if songs of rapture
From thrush and lark are no more heard?
What matter if their modes of capture
Denude the land of every bird?
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

It looked denuded without the picture of Jean-Claude, Asher, and their lost love, Julianna.
JPMorgan's Denuded County, Recession Watch, Reporting Rumors.
The sunsets are coming earlier now, the trees growing denuded of leaves.
Snow geese have denuded the vegetation.
The blast denuded 230 square miles of forest and sent 1.4 billion.
The blast denuded 230 square miles of forest and sent 1.4 billion cubic yards of ash 15 miles into the sky.
The Tisza River in Tiszakeszi, Hungary, where on a denuded stretch of land, trees will be planted to offset the carbon emissions of Vatican City.
After Double-crested Cormorants denuded parts of Island C eight years ago, the Caspian Terns found the bare ground appealing and began nesting there.
Even Mitt Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, denounced the denuded dip in Galilee.
Pine Ridge Fire denuded area.
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In science:

However, some efficient carrier-carrier thermalisation must be involved device operation, so that renormalisation of carrier energies can re-occupy energies which are denuded by extraction through the selective energy contacts.
Phononic engineering with nanostructures for hot carrier solar cells
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