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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:
Noun1.stripping - the removal of coveringstripping - the removal of covering    
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
disforestation, deforestation - the removal of trees
cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
Translations
démembrementdensité de flux thermique critiquedépotageéveinageextraction au gaz

stripping

V. vein stripping.
References in classic literature ?
It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded.
Hydrated lime and liquid anti-stripping agents are majorly used asphalt additives to reduce moisture sensitivity and resist the stripping of asphalt.
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First, the basics: Learn to use both your stripping hand and rod hand correctly.
2 : to remove a covering or surface layer from <I'm stripping furniture for refinishing.>
It's good preventive maintenance to treat all the weather stripping before winter every year.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 27, 2007 - (JCN) - Toshiba, Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation and Chlorine Engineers announced that they have succeeded in developing the industry's first semiconductor resist stripping technology employing electrolyzed sulfuric acid.
Even though California has extensive foreclosure equity stripping laws, the state has minimal laws against predatory lending.
This bold gambit, called "court stripping," is all the rage among the Religious Right these days.
In the 1970s, for instance, school busing was the reason to push court stripping. "These bills arise when people are attached to a particular issue and they see the courts as an impediment to their political objective," he said.
That finding, says Keel, is directly linked to the stripping of the galaxy's gas as it passed through the clusters busy core.