1. ignore or remove an integral aspect or component of something
strip out the old equipment
To 'strip out' something means to remove an integral part or chemical component from something. The phrasal verb 'strip out' can often be used in trades like building and plumbing where large parts of engineering, a structure or mechanics, for example, need to be removed. You might also want to 'strip out' information from an argument or a data set for example to examine its impact. This is an informal phrase but used in mainly professional contexts.