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denude

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verb, de·nude \di-ˈn(y)üd, dē-\

Simple Definition of denude

  • : to remove all the trees from (an area) or all the leaves from (a tree)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of denude

denudeddenuding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deprive of something important

  3. 2 a :  to strip of all covering or surface layers b :  to lay bare by erosion c :  to strip (land) of forests

denudation play \ˌdē-(ˌ)n(y)ü-ˈdā-shən, ˌden-yu̇-\ noun
denudement play \di-ˈn(y)üd-mənt\ noun

Examples of denude in a sentence

  1. Excessive logging has denuded the hillside of trees.



Origin of denude

Middle English, from Latin denudare, from de- + nudus bare — more at naked


First Known Use: 15th century


DENUDE Defined for Kids

denude

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verb de·nude \di-ˈnüd, -ˈnyüd\

Definition of denude for Students

denudeddenuding

  1. :  to make bare <The tree was denuded of bark.>




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