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denude

de·nude

denude

 
 
pronunciation:
dih nud
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: denuded, denudes, denuding
definition 1: to strip bare; remove covering from.
The heavy rain denuded the trees of their remaining leaves.
antonyms:
cover
similar words:
strip
definition 2: in geology, to lay (rock) bare by eroding the layer of soil that covers it.