Divest

Definition of Divest

Di`vest´
v. t.1.To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; - opposed to invest.
[imp. & p. p. Divested; p. pr. & vb. n. Divesting.]
2.Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.
Wretches divested of every moral feeling.
- Goldsmith.
The tendency of the language to divest itself of its gutturals.
- Earle.
3.(Law) See Devest.

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