Synonyms of 'divest'
They were divested of all their personal possessions.
the formalities of divesting her of her coat
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To denude an area means to destroy the plants in it.
Many hillsides had been denuded of trees.
If you deprive someone of something that they want or need, you take it away from them, or you prevent them from having it.
They've been deprived of the fuel necessary to heat their homes.
To despoil a place means to make it less attractive, valuable, or important by taking things away from it or by destroying it.
the modern day industry which has despoiled the town
Thesaurus for divest from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you divest yourself of something that you own or are responsible for, you get rid of it or stop being responsible for it.