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de·nude

 (dĭ-no͞od′, -nyo͞od′)
tr.v. de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing, de·nudes
1. To divest of covering; make bare.
2. Geology To expose (rock strata) by erosion.

[Latin dēnūdāre : dē-, de- + nūdāre, to make bare (from nūdus, nude; see nogw- in Indo-European roots).]

de′nu·da′tion (dē′no͞o-dā′shən, -nyo͞o-, dĕn′yo͝o-) n.

denude

(dɪˈnjuːd)
vb (tr)
1. to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
2. (Geological Science) to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
[C16: from Latin dēnūdāre; see nude]
denudation, denudement n
deˈnuder n

de•nude

(dɪˈnud, -ˈnyud)

v.t. -nud•ed, -nud•ing.
1. to make naked or bare; strip: The storm denuded many trees.
2. to subject (rocks) to denudation.
[1505–15; < Latin dēnūdāre=dē- de- + nūdāre to lay bare; see nude]
den•u•da•tion (ˌdɛn yʊˈdeɪ ʃən) n.

denude


Past participle: denuded
Gerund: denuding

Imperative
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Present
I denude
you denude
he/she/it denudes
we denude
you denude
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Preterite
I denuded
you denuded
he/she/it denuded
we denuded
you denuded
they denuded
Present Continuous
I am denuding
you are denuding
he/she/it is denuding
we are denuding
you are denuding
they are denuding
Present Perfect
I have denuded
you have denuded
he/she/it has denuded
we have denuded
you have denuded
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Past Continuous
I was denuding
you were denuding
he/she/it was denuding
we were denuding
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Past Perfect
I had denuded
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he/she/it had denuded
we had denuded
you had denuded
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Future
I will denude
you will denude
he/she/it will denude
we will denude
you will denude
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Future Perfect
I will have denuded
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Future Continuous
I will be denuding
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you will be denuding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denuding
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they have been denuding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denuding
you will have been denuding
he/she/it will have been denuding
we will have been denuding
you will have been denuding
they will have been denuding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denuding
you had been denuding
he/she/it had been denuding
we had been denuding
you had been denuding
they had been denuding
Conditional
I would denude
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we would denude
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Past Conditional
I would have denuded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denude - lay baredenude - lay bare; "denude a forest"    
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
defoliate - strip the leaves or branches from; "defoliate the trees with pesticides"
burn off - clear land of its vegetation by burning it off

denude

verb
1. strip, expose, bare, uncover, divest, lay bare Many hillsides had been denuded of trees.
2. deprive, strip, rob, dispossess, divest, expropriate, despoil, bereave villages denuded of young people

denude

verb
To make bare:
Translations

denude

[dɪˈnjuːd] VT
1. (Geol, Geog) → denudar
2. (= strip) → despojar (of de)

denude

vt (of trees etc)entblößen (→ of +gen); (fig also)berauben (→ of +gen)

denude

[dɪˈnjuːd] vt (frm) to denude (of)spogliare (di), denudare (di)
References in classic literature ?
On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
But the amount of denudation which the strata have in many places suffered, independently of the rate of accumulation of the degraded matter, probably offers the best evidence of the lapse of time.
Only thus can we gain time, at all sufficient to explain the truly astonishing amount of denudation, which these great, though comparatively with most other ranges recent, mountains have suffered.