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v. stripped, strip·ping, strips
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.
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.
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).
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.
a. To undress completely.
b. To perform a striptease.
2. To fall away or be removed; peel: The wallpaper strips away easily.
A striptease.

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

strip′pa·ble adj.

strip 2

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
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V. vein stripping.
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It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded.
2 : to remove a covering or surface layer from <I'm stripping furniture for refinishing.
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.
And even though she never thought that she would become a strip dancer, Princess believes that, for her and her sons, stripping made the difference between starving and success.
The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the former inmates, finding that the jail policy of stripping inmates and requiring them to undergo a delousing procedure was an unreasonable search.
Major processes in most nobake lines are pattern setup; mold filling and facing sand; mold stripping, coating and drying; coresetting; mold closure; and transporting molds to the pouring area.
The Service has stated that it will issue regulations to implement this position and that the regulations will apply to stripping transactions undertaken on or after Oct.
Traditional approaches to stripping nickel, such as sulfuric acid-hydrogen peroxide solutions, are not effective in stripping platinum, resulting in a platinum residue on the wafer.