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Definition of the verb unclothe

What does unclothe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishuncladuncladunclothingunclothes

  1. strip
    • example: unclothe your heart of envy
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: deprive / divest / strip = take away possessions from someone
  2. take the covers off
    • example: She unclothed her innermost feelings
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: expose / uncover = remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
  3. get undressed

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for unclothe

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

UNCLOTHE–UNCOMMON. UNCLOTHE. v. un-klöth': to strip of clothes; to make naked. UNCLOTHING, imp.: N. act of taking off clothes. UNCLOTHED. pp.; AD.J. not clothed; wanting clothes. UNCLOUDED, a. itn-klowd'éd: free from clouds; not ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

Unclothe (un-kldTH'). v.t. pret. unclad. To strip of clothes ; to make naked ; to divest of covering or the like. ' People . . . whose employment and study is to unclothe themselves of the covers of reason or modesty. ' Jer. Taylor. ' Unclad herself in ...

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Usage statistics about unclothe

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb unclothe:


Scrabble value of U1N1C3L1O1T1H4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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