denude

verb de·nude \ di-ˈn(y)üd , dē- \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of denude

denuded; denuding
transitive verb
1 : to deprive of something important
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.

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Origin and Etymology of denude

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


DENUDE Defined for English Language Learners

denude

verb

Definition of denude for English Language Learners

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


DENUDE Defined for Kids

denude

verb de·nude \ di-ˈnüd , -ˈnyüd \

Definition of denude for Students

denuded; denuding
: to make bare
  • The tree was denuded of bark.


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