|Origin:||desvestir 'to undress', from Latin vestire 'to dress'|
[intransitive and transitive] technical
if a company divests, it sells some of its assets, investments etc:
pressure on hospitals to divest tobacco-related stocks
divest somebody of somethingphrasal verb
to sell or give away something you own:
Dad had long since divested himself of anything valuable.
to remove something you are wearing or carrying:
divest yourself of something
Pedro divested himself of his overcoat.
to take something away from someone:
The king was divested of all his wealth and power.