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nūdo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [nudus], to make naked or bare; to strip, bare, lay bare, expose to view, uncover (syn.: exuo, detego, revelo).

I. Lit.

A. In gen.: nudare inter cives corpora, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 4, 33, 70 (Trag. v. 426 Vahl.): hominem nudari ac deligari jubet, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 62, 161: nudatum caput, Verg. A. 12, 312: duros nudantia dentes, Lucr. 5, 1064; Quint. 11, 3, 81: gladios, Liv. 28, 33: telum nudatum vaginā, Nep. Dat. 11, 4: viscera, Verg. A. 1, 211: crura, id. G. 2, 7; Tac. A. 6, 33: si interrupto nudaret gurgite pontum, Tib. 4, 1, 75: nudata cacumina silvae Ostendunt, Ov. M. 1, 345: ubera, id. ib. 10, 391: tertia nudandas acceperat area messes, i. e. to be threshed out, id. F. 3, 557.—

B. In partic.

1. In milit. lang., to leave uncovered, leave exposed or defenceless, to expose a place to the enemy: latera sua, Liv. 1, 27: murus nudatus defensoribus, Caes. B. G. 2, 6; Liv. 21, 11: collis nudatus hominibus, Caes. B. G. 7, 44: neque sibi nudanda litora existimabant, id. B. C. 3, 15: ne castra nudentur, id. B. G. 7, 70: praesidiis nudatus, Sall. J. 88, 4; Liv. 30, 2, 5: terga fugā nudant, Verg. A. 5, 586. —

2. Pregn., to strip, spoil, plunder: spoliavit nudavitque omnia, Cic. Verr. 1, 5, 14: agros nudare populando, Liv. 44, 27: opibus, id. 42, 50: quem praeceps alea nudat, Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 21: moveat cornicula risum Furtivis nudata coloribus, id. ib. 1, 3, 19: nec nuder ab illis, Ov. Tr. 1, 6, 7.—

II. Trop.

A. To lay bare, expose: te evolutum illis integumentis dissimulationis tuae nudatumque perspicio, Cic. de Or. 2, 86, 350: vis ingenii etiamsi hac scientiā juris nudata sit, id. ib. 1, 38, 172.—

B. To lay bare, make visible, expose, betray, disclose: defectionem, Liv. 35, 32: nec illi primo statim creati nudare, quid vellent, id. 24, 27: fama equestris pugnae nudavit voluntates hominum, id. 42, 63: ne poena ejus consilia adversus Romanos nudaret, id. 40, 24: animos, id. 33, 21; Hor. S. 2, 5, 47: ingenium res Adversae nudare solent, celare secundae, id. ib. 2, 8, 74: alicui amorem, Tib. 4, 7, 2.—

C. To deprive of, strip of: nudata omnibus rebus tribunicia potestas, Caes. B. C. 1, 7: nudatos opere censorio aut sententiā judicum de ambitu condemnatos restituit, those who had been stripped by the censor of their rights and privileges, Suet. Caes. 41 (al. notatos): cum tuo exercitusque tui praesidio nudatam Italiam viderint, Liv. 28, 42.