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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
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226. Divestment.
 
  
NOUN:DIVESTMENT; taking off &c. v.
  NUDITY; bareness &c. adj.; undress; dishabille [See Investment]; altogether; tout ensemble [F.]; nudation [rare], denudation; decortication, depilation, excoriation, desquamation, slough [See Covering]; molting or moulting, exuviation; exfoliation; trichosis.
  BALDNESS, hairlessness, alopecia.
  
VERB:DIVEST; uncover &c. (cover [See Covering]); denude, bare, strip; disfurnish; undress, disrobe &c. (dress, enrobe [See Investment]); uncoif; dismantle; put off, take off, cast off; doff.
  PEEL, pare, decorticate, desquamate, slough, excoriate, skin, scalp, flay, bark, husk, rind; expose, lay open; exfoliate, molt or moult, exuviate, mew [archaic]; cast the skin.
  
ADJECTIVE:DIVESTED &c. v.; bare, naked, nude; undressed, undraped, unclad, ungarmented, unclothed, unappareled, unarrayed; exposed; in dishabille.
  IN A STATE OF NATURE, in nature’s garb, in buff, in native buff, in birthday suit; in puris naturalibus [L.]; with nothing on, stark-naked; bare as the back of one’s hand.
  out at elbows; threadbare, ragged, callow, roofless; barefoot; bareback, barebacked; leafless, napless, hairless.
  BALD, hairless, depilous [rare], glabrous, glabrate, tonsured, beardless, bald as a coot.
  EXUVIAL, sloughy, desquamative, desquamatory.
  
QUOTATION:Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.—King Lear

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