concealment

[kuhn-seel-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of concealing.
2.
the state of being concealed.
3.
a means or place of hiding.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment

nonconcealment, noun
preconcealment, noun
reconcealment, noun
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conceal (kənˈsiːl)
 
vb
1.  to keep from discovery; hide
2.  to keep secret
 
[C14: from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide]
 
con'cealable
 
adj
 
con'cealer
 
n
 
con'cealment
 
n

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concealment
1292, in Anglo-Fr., from O.Fr. concelement, from concéler "to hide" (see conceal). Originally a term in law, general sense is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
But scientists have turned to two rather more colorful animals in their search for new systems of military concealment.
Sometimes censorship is effective: art is destroyed, artists are reduced to concealment or silence.
In time, these incidents only made her better at concealment and stealth.
The permanent concealment of the face also raises the question of social interactions in our democracies.
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