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concealment

[kuh n-seel-muh nt] /kənˈsil mənt/
noun
1.
the act of concealing.
2.
the state of being concealed.
3.
a means or place of hiding.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment
Related forms
nonconcealment, noun
preconcealment, noun
reconcealment, noun
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  • We have a lot of areas that afford cover and concealment.
  • The disfigurement or concealment of the continuing thoughts known to me could not be accomplished without leaving some trace.
  • The bugles had wakened everybody: there was no use in concealment now.
Word Origin and History for concealment
n.

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.

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