undress

verb
un·​dress | \ ən-ˈdres How to pronounce undress (audio) \
undressed; undressing; undresses

Definition of undress

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to remove the clothes or covering of : divest, strip

intransitive verb

: to take off one's clothes : disrobe

undress

noun

Definition of undress (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : informal dress: such as
a : a loose robe or dressing gown
b : ordinary dress — compare full dress
2 : the state of being undressed

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Synonyms & Antonyms for undress

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of undress in a Sentence

Verb She undressed and climbed into bed. She undressed the children for bed.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But the curtain that should be there to undress behind wasn’t there. New York Times, 5 July 2021 But just as she was set to leave, a new doctor walked in and told her to undress again. New York Times, 5 July 2021 Authorities in Marlborough are asking for help identifying a man who attacked a 40-year-old woman and tried to undress her on the Assabet River Rail Trail in Monday morning, police said. BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2021 Saleem is accused of asking the woman to partly undress and assaulting her, the complaint said. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 Even as some providers worked to undress the victims to find hidden wounds, nurses looked for IV access and techs checked for vitals. BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2021 McKinstry’s daughter was sent to the nurse’s office and forced to undress so that she could be searched for contraband that did not exist. Erica L. Green, Star Tribune, 1 Oct. 2020 More time goes by and finally a nurse comes out and takes me to a cold room and asks me to undress and put a thin gown on and wait for a doctor. Anna Lea Hand, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 More time goes by and finally a nurse comes out and takes me to a cold room and asks me to undress and put a thin gown on and wait for a doctor. Anna Lea Hand, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun She was told to undress, her private parts were inspected, and she was subjected to an invasive anal exam. New York Times, 5 July 2021 Bryant said the videos Holly McCoy discovered in December 2019 depicted herself, her mother, her sister, M.B., and an elderly woman unknown to her in various stages of undress, including fully nude. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2021 Later in the night, Sergio Romo, one of the game’s best personalities, actually did start to undress after being checked. Anthony Witrado, Forbes, 23 June 2021 On April 14, he was spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call. Zamira Rahim, CNN, 28 May 2021 Seminar staff were openly ogling the women in their state of undress—smiling and laughing. Greg Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 Ahmed al-Astal, a university professor, described a scene of panic before the airstrike hit, with men, women and children racing out of the building in various states of undress. Fox News, 19 May 2021 Ahmed al-Astal, a university professor, described a scene of panic before the airstrike hit, with men, women and children racing out of the building in various states of undress. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2021 Demetrakis and Lienau are two of three women who have come forward to speak out about the lasting impacts of being spied upon in various states of undress that include health conditions, financial duress and emotional trauma. Yasmine Askari, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of undress

Verb

1596, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undress was in 1596

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25 Jul 2021

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“Undress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undress. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for undress

undress

verb

English Language Learners Definition of undress

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take your clothes off
: to remove the clothes of (someone)

undress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of undress (Entry 2 of 2)

formal : a state of wearing no clothing or of not being fully dressed

undress

verb
un·​dress | \ ˌən-ˈdres How to pronounce undress (audio) \
undressed; undressing

Kids Definition of undress

: to remove the clothes or covering of

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