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occult

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verb oc·cult \ə-ˈkəlt, ä-\

Definition of occult

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shut off from view or exposure :  cover, eclipse

occulter

noun


Examples of occult in a sentence

  1. <occulted their house from prying eyes by planting large trees around it>

  2. <the actor's private life had long been occulted by a contrived public persona>



Origin and Etymology of occult

Latin occultare, frequentative of occulere


First Known Use: 1500

Rhymes with occult


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occult

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adjective oc·cult \ə-ˈkəlt, ä-; ˈä-ˌkəlt\

Simple Definition of occult

  • : of or relating to supernatural powers or practices

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of occult

  1. 1 :  not revealed :  secret

  2. 2 :  not easily apprehended or understood :  abstruse, mysterious

  3. 3 :  hidden from view :  concealed

  4. 4 :  of or relating to the occult

  5. 5 :  not manifest or detectable by clinical methods alone <occult carcinoma>; also :  not present in macroscopic amounts <occult blood in a stool>

occultly

adverb

Examples of occult in a sentence

  1. occult practices such as magic and fortune-telling

  2. He began to believe he had occult powers.



Origin and Etymology of occult

Latin occultus, from past participle of occulere to cover up, from ob- in the way + -culere (akin to celare to conceal) — more at ob-, hell


First Known Use: 1533


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occult

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noun oc·cult \same as 2\

Definition of occult

  1. :  matters regarded as involving the action or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers or some secret knowledge of them —used with the



1923

First Known Use of occult

1923


Medical Dictionary

occult

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adjective oc·cult \ə-ˈkəlt, ˈäk-ˌəlt\

Medical Definition of occult

  1. :  not manifest or detectable by clinical methods alone <occult carcinoma>; also :  not present in macroscopic amounts <occult blood in a stool specimen> <fecal occult blood testing>—compare gross 1b






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