disclosing

[dih-skloh-zing]

adjective

indicating or involving a substance used to reveal the presence of plaque on the teeth by staining the plaque.

Nearby words

  1. disclamation,
  2. disclamatory,
  3. disclimax,
  4. disclination,
  5. disclose,
  6. disclosing agent,
  7. disclosing solution,
  8. disclosure,
  9. discman,
  10. disco

Origin of disclosing


disclose

[dih-sklohz]

verb (used with object), dis·closed, dis·clos·ing.

to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.
to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.
Obsolete. to open up; unfold.

noun

Obsolete. disclosure.

Origin of disclose

1350–1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen < Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, equivalent to des- dis-1 + clore to close < Latin claudere; see close

Related formsdis·clos·er, nounpre·dis·close, verb (used with object), pre·dis·closed, pre·dis·clos·ing.self-dis·closed, adjectiveun·dis·closed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disclosing

disclose

verb (tr)

to make (information) known
to allow to be seen; lay bare
Derived Formsdiscloser, noun

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Word Origin and History for disclosing

disclose

v.

late 14c., from Old French desclos "open, exposed, plain, explicit," past participle of desclore (Modern French déclore) "open, break open, unlock, reveal," from des- (see dis-) + clore "to close" (see close (v.)). Related: Disclosed; disclosing.

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