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Definition of divest:

  1. 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.
  2. See Devest.
  3. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; - opposed to invest.

Synonyms:

leach, strip down, take from, strip, give, impoverish, disinvest, reave, seize, clean, put on, pillage, rifle, loot, despoil, uncase, dismantle, uncover, ransack, foray, plunder, rob, discase, denudate, deprive.

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