verb (used with object), de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing.
- to make naked or bare; strip: The storm completely denuded the trees.
- Geology. to subject to denudation.
- to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip
- to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above
early 15c. (implied in denuded), from Middle French dénuder, from Latin denudare “to lay bare, strip; uncover, expose,” from de- “away” (see de-) + nudare “to strip,” from nudus “naked, bare” (see naked). Related: Denuding.
- To divest of a covering, as myelin.