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unmask

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verb un·mask \ˌən-ˈmask\

Simple Definition of unmask

  • : to reveal the true identity or nature of (someone or something)

Full Definition of unmask

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reveal the true nature of :  expose

  3. 2 :  to remove a mask from

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to remove one's mask

Examples of unmask

  1. He was unmasked as a spy.

  2. <the killer's identity won't be unmasked until the season's final episode>



Circa 1586

First Known Use of unmask

circa 1586

Rhymes with unmask



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