The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Divest \Di*vest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divested; p. pr. & vb.
n. Divesting.] [LL. divestire (di- = dis- + L. vestire to
dress), equiv. to L. devestire. It is the same word as
devest, but the latter is rarely used except as a technical
term in law. See Devest, Vest.]
1. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage;
-- opposed to invest.
2. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest
one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of
prejudices, passions, etc.
Wretches divested of every moral feeling.
The tendency of the language to divest itself of its
3. (Law) See Devest. --Mozley & W.