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divest (spelling of the earlier ‘devest’, not recorded earlier than F1, i.e. 1623)
1. intr. to undress Oth. II. iii. 183 (Qq Ff “Devesting”).
2. to strip or dispossess oneself (“of”) H5 II. iv. 78 (Ff “devest”), Lr. I. i. 51 (Ff “divest”).
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