nudo-, nudi-, nud-

(Latin: naked, uncovered or without clothing)

denudate (verb), denudates; denudated, denudating
To make bare or to uncover.
denude (verb), denudes; denuded; denuding
To strip away the vegetation that covers an area: Excessive logging has denuded many forests of trees all around the world.

Wildfires have been denuding many parts of California.

If something has been denuded, it has been stripped bare of its natural or normal covering.

hypnudism (s) (noun) (no plural)
The practice of or the obsession someone has for going to bed and sleeping without wearing any clothing.
nude (adjective), more nude, most nude
1. A reference to wearing no clothes or being naked; especially, a naked figure in a painting or other artistic work.
2. Descriptive of something that is bare or plain with no covering or decoration.
nudely (adverb), more nudely, most nudely
1. Descriptive of an unclothed human figure.
2. A reference to a condition of being unclothed.
nudeness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Naked or unclothed, as a person or the body.
2. Without the usual coverings, furnishings, etc.; bare: There was a nude stretch of land which was laid waste by brush fires.
3. A reference to a photograph, painting, statue, etc.; being or prominently displaying a representation of a human figure without clothes.
nudibrachiate (s) (noun), nudibrachiates (pl)
A reference to polyps or jellyfishes that have arms or tentacles which are not covered with cilia or hairs.
nudibranch (s) (noun), nudibranchs (pl)
A mollusc of the order Nudibranchiata, having naked gills and no shell: Nudibranchs, also sometimes known as sea slugs, have fringe-like projections that serve as respiratory or breathing organs.

Some nudibranchs are called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to several other biological organisms or groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs.

nudicaul (adjective), more nudicaul, most nudicaul
In botany, a reference to plants that have leafless stems.
nudicaulous (noun), more nudicaulous, most nudicaulous
Descriptive of plants that have no leaves.
nudification (s) (noun), nudifications (pl)
An action of making someone or something bare or uncovered.
nudiped (s) (noun), nudipeds (pl)
1. Naked feet.
2. A bare-footed animal.
nudiphobia (s) (noun), nudiphobias (pl)
An abnormal fright or terror of being naked: When Jenny got dressed in the morning and got ready for bed at night, she always had to be by herself in her room with the door closed because she had nudiphobia.
Man fears being seen in the nude even by a medical doctor.
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nudism (s) (noun), nudisms (pl)
1. Going without clothes as a social practice.
2. The belief in, or practice of going nude in social or mixed-gender groups; specifically, in cultures where going nude is considered normal in some social situations.
3. The cult or practice of living unclothed sometimes for reasons of health: In psychology, nudism may refer to a morbid tendency of an individual to remove his or her clothing.

nudist (s) (noun), nudists (pl)
Someone who prefers to go without clothes; especially, someone who spends time in communes or designated areas with others who feel the same way.

A related "naked, nude; uncovered" word family: gymno-, gymn-.