adjective de·plu·mate \(ˈ)dē¦plüˌmāt, -mə̇t\
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Definition of deplumate

  1. :  destitute of feathers

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Origin and Etymology of deplumate

deplumate from Medieval Latin deplumatus, past participle of deplumare; deplumated from Medieval Latin deplumatus + English -ed

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to criticize severely

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