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 for Depluming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deplume \De*plume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deplumed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Depluming.] [LL. deplumare; L. de- + plumare to
     cover with feathers, pluma feather: cf. deplumis featherless,
     and F. d['e]plumer.]
     1. To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of
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              On the depluming of the pope every bird had his own
              feather.                              --Fuller.
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     2. To lay bare; to expose.
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              The exposure and depluming of the leading humbugs of
              the age.                              --De Quincey.
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