devested

v. strip, denude, remove clothing or other covering; dispossess, deprive of; get rid of; transfer rights; cancel rights (also divest)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Devested — Devest De*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d[ e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devest — De*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d[ e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devesting — Devest De*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d[ e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devest — də̇ˈvest, (ˈ)dēˈ verb Etymology: Middle French desvestir, devestir, from Medieval Latin disvestire, from Latin dis + vestire to dress, from vestis garment more at wear transitive verb 1. a. obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

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