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denude

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈnjuːd/  us   /-ˈnuːd/
to remove the covering of something, especially land: The countryside has been denuded by war. Drought and years of heavy grazing by sheep have completely denuded the hills of grass. to remove a valuable possession or quality: Any further cuts in the country's armed forces would leave its defences dangerously denuded.
Translations of “denude”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(尤指土地)裸露,使光禿, 奪走,奪去…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(尤指土地)裸露,使光秃, 夺走,夺去…
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