undressed

adjective

un·​dressed ˌən-ˈdrest How to pronounce undressed (audio)
: not dressed: such as
a
: partially, improperly, or informally clothed
b
: not fully processed or finished
undressed hides
c
: not cared for or tended
an undressed wound
undressed fields

Examples of undressed in a Sentence

I was undressed when the fire alarm went off. an undressed patient waiting to be examined by the doctor
Recent Examples on the Web Palestinian reporters and hospital staff described scenes of humiliating interrogations where colleagues had been undressed and left outside in the cold, after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) laid siege to the largest hospital in the enclave in the early hours of Monday. Abeer Salman, CNN, 21 Mar. 2024 Except for a number in which teenager Allie and Noah (Jordan Tyson and John Cardoza) first see each other undressed, the lyrics are vague and humorless, often budding with clichés the book is trying to prune. Jesse Green, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The woman was hesitant but undressed out of fear of the gun, prosecutors said. Tanasia Kenney, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 Several bodies, mostly women, were found naked or undressed from the waist down, with their hands tied and shot to death, the report said. Michele Kelemen, NPR, 4 Mar. 2024 My mom sprinkled undressed lettuce across her plate. Kate Brody, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2024 Like, many people were, like, almost undressed, but no one felt threatened or, like, being harassed or, um, unrespected. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Dec. 2023 One image posted to X advertising an undressing app used language that suggests customers could create nude images and then send them to the person whose image was digitally undressed, inciting harassment. Margi Murphy, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2023 Although clients often undressed and put on a wrap before receiving beauty treatments, Mr. Boyer said his experience with Ms. Richards was unique. Madison Malone Kircher, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undressed was in 1535

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“Undressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undressed. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

undressed

adjective
un·​dressed ˌən-ˈdrest How to pronounce undressed (audio)
ˈən-
1
: partially dressed or wearing clothing that is ordinary or unsuitable
2
: not fully processed or finished
undressed hides
3
: not cared for or tended
an undressed wound
undressed fields

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