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unveiled

[uhn-veyld] /ʌnˈveɪld/
adjective
1.
not hidden by a veil or other covering; bare.
2.
revealed to public knowledge or scrutiny; made evident or manifest:
the unveiled purpose of their wicked plan.
Origin of unveiled
1600-1610
1600-10; (def 1) un-1 + veiled; (def 2) unveil + -ed2

unveil

[uhn-veyl] /ʌnˈveɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal:
The woman unveiled herself.
2.
to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering:
to unveil a monument; to unveil a secret; to unveil a truth.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-2 + veil
Synonyms
2. divulge, bare, broadcast, expose.
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  • The group was designed by Thomas Ball, and was unveiled December 9, 1879.

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  • Specialty after specialty would be unveiled and teams would work on them.

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  • Vanna stood up, straight as a candle, and unveiled her bosom.

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British Dictionary definitions for unveiled

unveil

/ʌnˈveɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
2.
to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
3.
(transitive) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
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Word Origin and History for unveiled

unveil

v.

1590s, in reference to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1650s. Related: Unveiled; unveiling.

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