As adjectives the difference between denuded and defenseless
is that denuded
is exposed by erosion while defenseless
is lacking any form of defense; vulnerable; open to attack.
As a verb denuded
is past tense of denude.
exposed by erosion
To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.
Lacking any form of defense; vulnerable; open to attack.