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nude

adjective uk   /njuːd/ us    /nuːd/
not wearing any clothes: She once posed nude for a magazine. Nude sunbathing is only allowed on certain beaches.
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being the colour of skin: nude lipstick

nude

noun [C] uk   /njuːd/ us    /nuːd/
a picture or other piece of art showing a person who is not wearing any clothes: The exhibition includes several superb nudes. in the nude not wearing any clothes: The children were running around the garden in the nude.
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