AskDefine | Define deplume

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1 strip of honors, possessions, or attributes [syn: displume]
2 strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn: pluck, pull, tear, deplumate, displume]

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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