deplumation


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de·plume

 (dē-plo͞om′)
tr.v. de·plumed, de·plum·ing, de·plumes
To pluck the feathers from.

[Middle English deplumen, from Old French deplumer, from Medieval Latin dēplūmāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin plūma, feather.]

de′plu·ma′tion n.
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