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camouflage

cam·ou·flage

camouflage

 
 
pronunciation:
kae m flazh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a method of concealing something such as a person, vehicle, or building, esp. from an enemy military force, by covering it or coloring it so as to imitate its surroundings.
Camouflage is crucial to the defense of any army.The coats of many animals serve them as a natural form of camouflage.
 
similar words:
covering, deception, masking, masquerade, screening, stratagem, subterfuge
definition 2: the material, such as paint, fabric, or foliage, used to conceal something by this method.
The soldiers covered their vehicles with camouflage.
synonyms:
cover, covering, disguise
similar words:
blind, cloak, mask, screen, shroud, veil
definition 3: any method of disguising for the purpose of concealing.
His apparent calmness was camouflage for his real fears.
synonyms:
concealment, disguise
similar words:
blind, deception, masking, masquerade, screening, subterfuge
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: camouflaged, camouflages, camouflaging
definition 1: to conceal by coloring or covering to imitate the surroundings.
In winter the soldiers camouflaged themselves by wearing white.
synonyms:
cover, disguise
similar words:
conceal, hide, screen, veil
definition 2: to conceal by disguising.
She camouflaged her true motives.
synonyms:
disguise, mask
similar words:
cloak, conceal, dissemble, hide, veil
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derivation: camouflager (n.)
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