Definition of undress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈdres/


[no object]
1Take off one’s clothes: she undressed and climbed into bed I went into the bathroom to get undressed
More example sentences
  • I tell him to get undressed and get in the shower.
  • I take my shoes off before I go into the house, I sneak up the stairs, and I get undressed in the bathroom.
  • He undressed and just climbed into bed next to Belle.
1.1 [with object] Take the clothes off (someone else).
Example sentences
  • We stayed like that for I don't know how long, then she slowly undressed me.
  • He slid his still dressed body up her bare one; she started to slowly undress him.
  • It felt odd to be left alone with all these people undressing me and putting new clothes on me.


1The state of being naked or only partially clothed: women in various states of undress
More example sentences
  • There was nothing for it but to wander around all evening in a state of partial undress.
  • I mean, one can have, of course, partial undress as well as complete nudity and stripping would include both.
  • Both were almost naked or in a state of undress when they were eventually found.
2 Military Ordinary clothing or uniform, as opposed to that worn on ceremonial occasions. Compare with full dress.
Example sentences
  • Gold lace became confined to flag officers in both dress and undress uniforms; captains wore it only in full dress.
  • Admiral Nelson, now in his undress uniform, not wearing his full orders was ‘every bit as conspicuous’ to the approaching danger.

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Syllabification: un·dress

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