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veil meaning and definition

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VEIL noun

Definition of veil (noun)

  1. a garment that covers the head and face
  2. a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
  3. the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
  4. a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

VEIL verb

Definition of veil (verb)

  1. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    • "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
    • antonym: unveil
  2. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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