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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.
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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
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v.t. -nud•ed, -nud•ing.
1. to make naked or bare; strip: The storm denuded many trees.
2. to subject (rocks) to denudation.
den•u•da•tion (ˌdɛn yʊˈdeɪ ʃən) n.
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Past participle: denuded
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|Verb||1.||denude - 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
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