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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·vest /daɪˈvɛst, də-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·vest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divested; p. pr. & vb. n. Divesting.]
 1. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.
 2. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.
    Wretches divested of every moral feeling.   --Goldsmith.
    The tendency of the language to divest itself of its gutturals.   --Earle.
 3. Law See Devest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the
           Jews of all their assets" [syn: deprive, strip]
      2: deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his
         rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of
         their rights" [syn: disinvest] [ant: invest]
      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"; "There was
         pressure on the univeristy to disinvest in South Africa"
         [syn: disinvest] [ant: invest]
      4: remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly
         undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of
         her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his
         garments" [syn: strip, undress, disinvest]