From Middle English unclothen, equivalent to un- + clothe.
- Rhymes: -əʊð
unclothe (third-person singular simple present unclothes, present participle unclothing, simple past and past participle unclothed)
- (transitive) To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC:, 2 Corinthians, chapter 5
- For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
To strip of clothes, to make naked
- “unclothe”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.