Definitions for: Deplume

[v] strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
[v] strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

Webster (1913) 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

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.

Synonyms: deplumate, displume, displume, pluck, pull, tear

See Also: despoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip, strip

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