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concealment

[kuh n-seel-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act of concealing.
  2. the state of being concealed.
  3. a means or place of hiding.
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Origin of concealment

1275–1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment
Related formsnon·con·ceal·ment, nounpre·con·ceal·ment, nounre·con·ceal·ment, noun
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  • My reason for concealment was, that I might surprise you at the end of this voyage.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • There could probably be no concealment, certainly no explanation.

    Malbone

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • Persons of the class alluded to will sometimes admit of concealment.

  • But it was not the policy of Hawkeye to affect the least concealment.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • But fear was accompanied by another instinct—that of concealment.

    White Fang

    Jack London


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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