devest

verb de·vest \ di-ˈvest \

Definition of devest

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of devest

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


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transitive verb de·vest \ di-ˈvest \

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