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Meaning of DEPLUME

Pronunciation:  dee'ploom

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  2. [v]  strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
 

DEPLUME is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: deplumate, displume, displume, pluck, pull, tear
 
 See Also: despoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip, strip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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['e]plumer.]
1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of
   plumage.

         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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