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Divest, vb. refl. 1) to undress: “like bride and groom --ing them for bed,” Oth. II, 3, 181 (O. Edd. devesting).
2) to resign, to abdicate: “that you d. yourself and lay apart the borrowed glories,” H5 II, 4, 78. “we will d. us, both of rule, interest of territory, cares of state,” Lr. I, 1, 50.
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