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camouflage

cam·ou·flage

camouflage

 
pronunciation:
kae m flazh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a way of hiding something by covering or coloring it so that it looks like its surroundings. The military uses camouflage to hide people, buildings, or vehicles from the enemy.
The coats of many animals serve them as a natural form of camouflage.
 
similar words:
covering, deception, masking, masquerade, screening
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: camouflaged, camouflages, camouflaging
definition: to hide by coloring or covering to look like the surroundings.
When it snows, the soldiers camouflage themselves by wearing white.A chameleon can camouflage itself by changing the color of its skin.
synonyms:
cover, disguise
similar words:
conceal, hide, screen, veil
derivation: camouflager (n.)
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