ontkleden

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ont- (un-, dis-) +‎ kleden (to dress) (from kleed 'robe, garment')

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ontkleden (past singular ontkleedde, past participle ontkleed)

  1. (transitive) To undress, disrobe someone or something
  2. The reflexive form zich ontkleden is used as an intransitive form: To undress onself, get naked
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To 'dismantle' something by removing a cover
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To (lay) bare, disclose, unveil, reveal
  5. The reflexive form zich ontkleden van ... is used as an intransitive form: To rid onself, dispose (of ...)

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