Meaning of de-leave in English:

de-leave

Pronunciation /ˌdiːˈliːv/

See synonyms for de-leave

verb

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  • (In passive). Of a tree or plant: to be stripped of leaves; to be defoliated.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Harington (bap. 1560, d. 1612), courtier and author. From de- + leave.