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Language: Old English
Origin: clathian, from clath; CLOTH

clothe

verb
     
clothe [transitive usually passive]
1 formal to put clothes on your body [= dress]
be clothed in something
The King was clothed in a purple gown.
fully/partially/scantily etc clothed
The children lay on the bed, fully clothed and fast asleep.
2 to provide clothes for yourself or other people:
They could barely keep the family fed and clothed.

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