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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divest  \Di*vest"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Divesting}.]  [LL.  divestire  (di-  =  dis-  +  L.  vestire  to 
  dress),  equiv.  to  L.  devestire  It  is  the  same  word  as 
  devest,  but  the  latter  is  rarely  used  except  as  a  technical 
  term  in  law.  See  {Devest},  {Vest}.] 
  1.  To  unclothe;  to  strip,  as  of  clothes,  arms,  or  equipage; 
  --  opposed  to  {invest}. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  strip;  to  deprive;  to  dispossess;  as  to  divest 
  one  of  his  rights  or  privileges;  to  divest  one's  self  of 
  prejudices,  passions,  etc 
 
  Wretches  divested  of  every  moral  feeling. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  The  tendency  of  the  language  to  divest  itself  of  its 
  gutturals.  --Earle. 
 
  3.  (Law)  See  {Devest}.  --Mozley  &  W. 




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