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strip 1

 (strĭp)
v. stripped, strip·ping, strips
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove clothing or covering from: stripped the beds.
b. To remove or take off (clothing or covering): stripped off his shirt.
c. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from: stripped the cabinets.
d. To remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, for example).
e. To clear of a natural covering or growth; make bare: strip a field.
2.
a. To deprive of possessions, office, rank, privileges, or honors; divest: The court stripped him of his property.
b. To rob of wealth or property; plunder or despoil: stripped the palace of its treasures.
3.
a. To remove equipment, furnishings, or accessories from: They stripped down the car to reduce its weight.
b. To remove nonessential detail from; reduce to essentials: The director stripped down her style of filmmaking.
c. To dismantle (a firearm, for example) piece by piece.
4. To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
5.
a. To draw and discard the first drops of milk from the udder of (a cow or goat, for example) at the start of milking.
b. To draw the last drops of milk from the udder of (a cow or goat, for example) at the end of milking.
6. To extract the milt or roe from (a live fish).
7. To draw in (a fishing line) by hand, as between casts with a fly rod.
8. To mount (a photographic positive or negative) on paper to be used in making a printing plate.
v.intr.
1.
a. To undress completely.
b. To perform a striptease.
2. To fall away or be removed; peel: The wallpaper strips away easily.
n.
A striptease.

[Middle English stripen, from Old English -strȳpan, to plunder (in bestrȳpan).]

strip′pa·ble adj.

strip 2

 (strĭp)
n.
1.
a. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width: a strip of paper; strips of beef.
b. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
2. A comic strip.
3. An airstrip.
4. An area, as along a busy street or highway, that is lined with a great number and variety of commercial establishments.
tr.v. stripped, strip·ping, strips
To cut or tear into strips.

[Middle English, perhaps from Middle Low German strippe, strap, thong.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stripped - having only essential or minimal features; "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down budget"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
2.stripped - having everything extraneous removed including contentsstripped - having everything extraneous removed including contents; "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
3.stripped - with clothing stripped off
unclothed - not wearing clothing
References in classic literature ?
The exterior green bark being pulled off as worthless, there remains a slender fibrous substance, which is carefully stripped from the stick, to which it closely adheres.
When first severed, the head is dropped astern and held there by a cable till the body is stripped.
Not only that, but the subtle insanity of Ahab respecting Moby Dick was noways more significantly manifested than in his superlative sense and shrewdness in foreseeing that, for the present, the hunt should in some way be stripped of that strange imaginative impiousness which naturally invested it; that the full terror of the voyage must be kept withdrawn into the obscure background (for few men's courage is proof against protracted meditation unrelieved by action); that when they stood their long night watches, his officers and men must have some nearer things to think of than Moby Dick.