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English noun: camouflage

1. camouflage (attribute) an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

SamplesThe theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories.


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, gloss, semblance

2. camouflage (artifact) fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

3. camouflage (artifact) device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

Broader (hypernym)concealment, cover, covert, screen

4. camouflage (act) the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

SamplesHe is a master of disguise.


Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

English verb: camouflage

1. camouflage (perception) disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something

SamplesThe troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory.

ExamplesThey camouflage , They camouflage themselves

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disguise, mask

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