de·nude (dĭ-nd, -nyd)
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
de′nu·dation (dē′n-dāshən, -ny-, dĕn′y-) n.
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