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English definition of “undress”

undress

verb [I or T] uk   /ʌnˈdres/ us  
B1 to remove your clothes or remove the clothes from someone else: Could you undress the kids for bed, Steve? He undressed and got into the bath.Not wearing or removing clothes
undressed
adjective [usually after verb] uk   /-ˈdrest/ us  
B2 You two kids get undressed, and I'll run the bath.Not wearing or removing clothes

undress

noun uk   /ʌnˈdres/ formal or humorous us  
in a state of undress not wearing many or any clothes: He came to the door in a state of undress.Not wearing or removing clothes
(Definition of undress from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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