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Verb: divest  dI'vest or di'vest
  1. Take away possessions, function, power or title
    - deprive, strip
  2. Deprive of status or authority
    "he was divested of his rights and his title";
    - disinvest
  3. 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";
    - disinvest
  4. Remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes";
    - strip, undress, disinvest

Derived forms: divesting, divested, divests

Type of: discharge, draw, draw off, free, remove, take, take away, take out, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Divest