strip verb definition in Describing architecture topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

strip

 verb: Describing architecture topic
[transitive] to remove a layer from something, especially so that it is completely exposed strip something (off) Strip off all the existing paint. After the guests had gone, I stripped all the beds (= removed all the sheets in order to wash them). strip A off/from B Deer had stripped all the bark off the tree. strip B of A Deer had stripped the tree of its bark.

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