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Delignate \De*lig"nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delignated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delignating.] [Pref. de- + L. lignum wood.]

  1. To clear or strip of wood (by cutting down trees). [R.]

  2. To strip or remove the wood from; as, to delignate ramie, in the preparation of ribbons of the fiber for further working.