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Definition of denude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

denude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denude
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːd//
 
he / she / it denudes
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːdz//
 
past simple denuded
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːdɪd//
 
past participle denuded
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːdɪd//
 
-ing form denuding
BrE BrE//dɪˈnjuːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈnuːdɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] denude something (of something) (formal) to remove the covering, features, etc. from something, so that it is exposed hillsides denuded of trees Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin denudare, from de- ‘completely’ + nudare ‘to bare’ (from nudus ‘naked’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: denude