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English Dictionary: deplume by the DICT Development Group
2 results for deplume
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes [syn: deplume, displume]
  2. strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
    Synonym(s): pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deplume \De*plume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplumed}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Depluming}.] [LL. deplumare; L. de- + plumare to
      cover with feathers, pluma feather: cf. deplumis featherless,
      and F. d[82]plumer.]
      1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of
                     On the depluming of the pope every bird had his own
                     feather.                                             --Fuller.
      2. To lay bare; to expose.
                     The exposure and depluming of the leading humbugs of
                     the age.                                             --De Quincey.
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