"divest" in the verb sense
1. deprive, strip, divest
take away possessions from someone
"The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
2. divest, disinvest
deprive of status or authority
"he was divested of his rights and his title"
"They disinvested themselves of their rights"
3. divest, disinvest
reduce or dispose of cease to hold (an investment
"The company decided to divest"
"the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"
"There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
4. strip, undress, divest, disinvest
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
"She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"
"He disinvested himself of his garments"
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