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deplume


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deplume  \De*plume"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deplumed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Depluming}.]  [LL.  deplumare;  L.  de-  +  plumare  to 
  cover  with  feathers,  pluma  feather:  cf  deplumis  featherless, 
  and  F.  d['e]plumer.] 
  1.  To  strip  or  pluck  off  the  feather  of  to  deprive  of  of 
  plumage. 
 
  On  the  depluming  of  the  pope  every  bird  had  his  own 
  feather.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  lay  bare;  to  expose. 
 
  The  exposure  and  depluming  of  the  leading  humbugs  of 
  the  age.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deplume 
  v  1:  strip  of  honors,  possessions,  or  attributes  [syn:  {displume}] 
  2:  strip  of  feathers;  as  of  chickens  [syn:  {pluck},  {pull},  {tear}, 
  {deplumate},  {displume}] 




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