to strip a mask or disguise from.
to reveal the true character of; disclose; expose.
Military. to reveal the presence of (guns) by firing.
to put off one's mask; appear in true nature.
- un·mask·er, noun
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How to use unmask in a sentence
There have been financial rewards offered to anyone who can unmask the account owner’s identity.
Here we are, almost eight months into this pandemic, and it’s like you can’t even invite more than 150 people to sit next to each other unmasked in your rose garden without it turning into a major superspreader event.What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission | Maggie Koerth (email@example.com) | October 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
While there are still super heavy-duty things that many site runners might not think about, we’re here to unmask them for your benefit.
The nation’s leaders said last week that children would go back to school unmasked.Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US | David Rotman | August 11, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
To unmask folium’s identity, her team had to first find out where it came from.Ancient recipes helped scientists resurrect a long-lost blue hue | Carolyn Wilke | May 26, 2020 | Science News For Students
The question audiences of Queen of the Night will face is whether they want to be unmasked and, ultimately, to be seen.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club | Brian Spitulnik | December 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bold satirical initiatives have unmasked hypocrisy, corruption, and brutality in dictatorships across the world.
Zawahiri says the “true faces of Iran and Hezbollah have been unmasked” by their opposition to al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq.
The hacker group Anonymous said it unmasked the author of an offensive Twitter parody account of school shooter Adam Lanza.Who’s Really Behind the Mysterious Adam Lanza Parody Twitter Account? | Eli Lake | December 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Satisfying as it is to see such a man unmasked, Rekers deserves a measure of pity as well as scorn.
The Britons and the Germans seemed not to heed; but now and then the American school-marms unmasked the charlatan.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Under circumstances that might be regarded as providential, Thomas Hutchinson was at last unmasked.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Yes, thou art the fairy Esterello, and thou art unmasked at last, cruel creature!Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
After his death, it is said to have unmasked altogether, and Adriano Lemmi himself is depicted as an avowed Satanist.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
“Lucifer Unmasked” appeared originally in the pages of the newspaper La Vérité.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
British Dictionary definitions for unmask
to remove (the mask or disguise) from (someone or oneself)
to appear or cause to appear in true character
(tr) military to make evident the presence of (weapons), either by firing or by the removal of camouflage, etc
- unmasker, noun
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