Definition for DE-GARN'ISH

DE-GARN'ISH, v.t. [Fr. degarnir; de and garnir, to furnish. See Garnish.]

  1. To unfurnish; to strip of furniture, ornaments, or apparatus.
  2. To deprive of a garrison, or troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort. – Washington's Letter, Nov. 11, 1778.

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