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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.