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Definition of "denude" [de•nude]

  • To divest of covering; make bare. (verb-transitive)
  • Geology To expose (rock strata) by erosion. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denude" in a sentence
  • "Besides, does the word 'denude' occur in any writer before, or of, Shakspeare's age?"
  • "Moscow argues that the shield will denude its own strike capabilities, and has called for the U.S. to deploy a shield with Russia or abolish the plan altogether."
  • "As a result, the domestic herds denude the land of CO2-absorbing plants and churn up the ground with their hooves, releasing soil-sequestered carbon in the process."