denude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v denude lay bare "denude a forest"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Denude To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands; the hurricane denuded the trees.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • denude To strip or divest of all covering; make bare or naked.
    • denude Specifically In geology, to wear away and remove surface or overlying matter, and thus make bare and expose to view (the underlying strata).
    • denude Synonyms To bare, lay bare, uncover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Denude de-nūd′ to make nude or naked: to lay bare
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. denudare,; de-, + nudare, to make naked or bare, nudus, naked. See Nude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. denudārede, inten., and nudāre, -ātum, to make naked—nudus, naked.

Usage

In literature:

I have seen large hemlocks quite denuded and killed in this way.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
The denudation of that range was allowed to go on for an inordinate time with disastrous results to the plains below.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
On every side were strewed the bodies of our companions, all denuded of their scalps.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
But in the last years of his life the denuding influences of partisan and personal feuds disastrously thinned his following.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
He denied that he denuded the land of timber.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Now I can hope that another grew upon the denuded bones.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
The power of rivers to denude and transport is exemplified daily.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Several tall trees had been blown down, others denuded of their branches.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
Spires rose from the ruck of low buildings like dead trees denuded of their branches.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
To our eyes, the base, denuded by the explosion, seemed to cover a space of between three and four square miles.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The city was denuded of troops.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
In order to carry the war into the enemy's country, he had practically to denude the Cape Colony of troops.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
She plunges, in fact, gallantly into the spirit of the thing, but she gracefully denudes it of its bareness and pedantry.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
This surface, or "peneplain," was probably the result of denudation working away the beds almost to sea-level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The next night, when Paul came in, she stood in the midst of the denuded rooms.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
But when at last he entered the greater forest itself, now half denuded of its shade, the problem was still before him.
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
Hollis denuded himself, and started.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
With the help of its tributaries it acts as a denuding agent for 14,000 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
The ground plan of such a denuded ridge as C, as given in a geological map, may be expressed by the diagram fig.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The wind was very sharp, and over the ground, denuded of forest trees and undergrowth, the wind was blowing a miniature gale.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay
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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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