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

  Strip \Strip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stripped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stripping.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan
     to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.]
     1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;
        especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel;
        as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his
        privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes;
        to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
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              And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer.
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              They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii.
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              Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed
              without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown.
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     2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
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              Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer.
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              Strip your sword stark naked.         --Shak.
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     3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging,
        spars, etc.
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     4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
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     5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk
        from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand
        on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.
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     6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.]
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              When first they stripped the Malean promontory.
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              Before he reached it he was out of breath,
              And then the other stripped him.      --Beau. & Fl.
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     7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest
        away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the
        bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back;
        to strip away all disguisses.
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              To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is
              stripping off the skin.               --Gilpin.
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     8. (Mach.)
        (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the
            thread is stripped.
        (b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the
            bolt is stripped.
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     9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by
        acids or electrolytic action.
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     10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said
         of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
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     11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and
         tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stripping \Strip"ping\, n.
     1. The act of one who strips.
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              The mutual bows and courtesies . . . are remants of
              the original prostrations and strippings of the
              captive.                              --H. Spencer.
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              Never were cows that required such stripping. --Mrs.
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     2. pl. The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the removal of covering [syn: denudation, stripping,
           uncovering, baring, husking]

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