disrobe

verb
dis·​robe | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈrōb How to pronounce disrobe (audio) \
disrobed; disrobing; disrobes

Definition of disrobe

intransitive verb

: to take off one's clothing

transitive verb

: to strip of clothing or covering

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Examples of disrobe in a Sentence

She disrobed and stepped into the bathtub. the doctor instructed the patient to disrobe himself before the examination
Recent Examples on the Web According to the suit, that crew members would not permit Spears to close the lavatory door, so she was forced to disrobe in full view of passengers sitting in the first-class cabin. Author: Lori Aratani, Anchorage Daily News, "American Airlines ‘humiliated’ amputee when she tried to use lavatory, lawsuit says," 18 June 2020 One evening, at a dancy gay bar in Houston, sometime after eleven but almost certainly before one, the crowd reached that point in the evening where people start disrobing, loosening ties and opening buttons and wrapping hoodies around their waists. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "You Miss It When It’s Gone," 1 June 2020 When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and raped her, one after the other, in front of everyone. David Stavrou, Harper's Magazine, "At the Mind’s Limits," 30 Mar. 2020 When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and raped her, one after the other, in front of everyone. David Stavrou, Harper's Magazine, "At the Mind’s Limits," 30 Mar. 2020 When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and raped her, one after the other, in front of everyone. David Stavrou, Harper's Magazine, "At the Mind’s Limits," 30 Mar. 2020 When they weren’t stuck in school (or disrobing by the pool), the teens in Fast Times at Ridgemont High spent most of their time at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Tyler Coates, Wired, "A Meme Account About a Mall Is Now a Lifeline," 8 Apr. 2020 When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and raped her, one after the other, in front of everyone. David Stavrou, Harper's Magazine, "At the Mind’s Limits," 30 Mar. 2020 When she was done speaking, the policemen ordered her to disrobe and raped her, one after the other, in front of everyone. David Stavrou, Harper's Magazine, "At the Mind’s Limits," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of disrobe

1581, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for disrobe

Middle French desrober, from des- dis- + robe garment, from Old French

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The first known use of disrobe was in 1581

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“Disrobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disrobe. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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disrobe

verb
How to pronounce disrobe (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of disrobe

formal
: to remove your clothes
: to remove the clothes of (someone)

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