denude


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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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denude
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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we had denuded
you had denuded
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Future
I will denude
you will denude
he/she/it will denude
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you will denude
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Future Perfect
I will have denuded
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Future Continuous
I will be denuding
you 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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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denuding
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you will have been denuding
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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
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Conditional
I 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 ?
It had blood in its veins, like man, that a thrust of a knife could make redly gush forth and denude it to death.
To ditch the Harrier fleet and all the expertise that has been built up over the years for a saving of a mere pounds 100m a year and denude aircraft carriers of their aircraft is surely madness and makes us look absurd in the eyes of the rest of the world.
This will denude SE Wales of learning opportunities for adults and lead to the loss of 140 jobs, most of them part-time women tutors.
Like many pristine forests in Latin America, the human inhabitants of this forest are poor farmers who lack electricity and indoor plumbing, rip up forests to grow crops, throw garbage, pollute rivers, denude hillsides for firewood and hunt endangered species.