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[kuh n-seel-muh nt] /kənˈsil mənt/
the act of concealing.
the state of being concealed.
a means or place of hiding.
Origin of concealment
1275-1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment
Related forms
nonconcealment, noun
preconcealment, noun
reconcealment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Escape by concealment for any considerable length of time was scarcely possible.

    Capturing a Locomotive William Pittenger
  • But fear was accompanied by another instinct—that of concealment.

    White Fang Jack London
  • I hope, Doctor Dollar, it is not to be a function of the new faculty to collaborate in the concealment of crime and criminals?

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • Either he was not much puffed up, or he had the art of concealment.

  • But even with their greetings came the explanation, to fill the newcomer with a horror too sudden for concealment.

    The Shadow of the Rope E. W. Hornung
  • It struck the place of their first concealment and missed them.

Word Origin and History for concealment

early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French concelement "concealment, secrecy," from conceler "to hide" (see conceal). Originally a term in law; general sense is from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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