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 for deplume
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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "deplume":
     abase, bleed, bleed white, boot, bounce, break,
     bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bump, bust, can,
     cashier, cast reproach upon, debase, defrock, degrade, demote,
     denude, depose, deprive, despoil, disbar, discharge, discredit,
     disemploy, disgrace, disgrade, dishonor, dismiss, displace,
     displume, divest, downgrade, drain, drum out, dry, exhaust, expel,
     fire, flay, fleece, furlough, give the ax, give the gate, humble,
     humiliate, impoverish, impute shame to, kick, kick upstairs,
     lay off, let go, let out, lower, make redundant, milk, pension off,
     pick clean, pillory, pluck, put to shame, read out of, reduce,
     reflect discredit upon, release, remove, replace, reproach, retire,
     sack, separate forcibly, shame, shear, skin, strip, strip bare,
     strip of rank, suck dry, superannuate, surplus, suspend, turn off,
     turn out, unfrock

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