devest

verb
de·​vest | \ di-ˈvest How to pronounce devest (audio) \
devested; devesting; devests

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First Known Use of devest

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for devest

Middle French desvestir, from Medieval Latin disvestire, from Latin dis- + vestire to clothe — more at vest entry 2

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The first known use of devest was in 1563

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“Devest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devest. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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de·​vest | \ di-ˈvest How to pronounce devest (audio) \

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