un·​cloak | \ ˌən-ˈklōk How to pronounce uncloak (audio) \
uncloaked; uncloaking; uncloaks

Definition of uncloak

transitive verb

1 : to remove a cloak or cover from
2 : reveal, unmask uncloak an impostor

intransitive verb

: to take off a cloak

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Examples of uncloak in a Sentence

uncloaked the latest plan for improvements to the state capitol investigative reporters uncloaked the real estate tycoon, revealing him to be nothing more than a slumlord
Recent Examples on the Web The taboo topic, of course, is politics, and more specifically, President Trump, whose 2016 election uncloaked a chasm between voters all over the country, but here especially so. BostonGlobe.com, "What’s better left unsaid in Bellingham? Politics - The Boston Globe," 6 Oct. 2019 But future maps might uncloak such tectonic features. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "Venus, Earth’s Evil Twin, Beckons Space Agencies," 12 June 2019 Fourth- and fifth-grade students from Federal Hill Preparatory School counted down as a maintenance crew uncloaked the machine to reveal two massive, brown googly eyes. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Captain Trash Wheel reports for duty at Masonville Cove in South Baltimore," 5 June 2018 But by threading the needle, Cassini has allowed scientists to untangle them, telling them about the mass, and therefore age, of the rings — and uncloaking Saturn's interior. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "After a dive into Saturn, Cassini spacecraft melts into history," 15 Sep. 2017 The Senate has not uncloaked a bill GOP leaders worked on behind closed doors, although it is expected to be released Thursday, with a vote as soon as next week. Stephen Koff, cleveland.com, "Ohioans protest healthcare bill with sit-in at Sen. Rob Portman's Washington office," 21 June 2017 Only if a match were made would a computer alert each side to uncloak the record and probe further. Associated Press, WIRED, "Mine Data not Details," 17 June 2006

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First Known Use of uncloak

1574, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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“Uncloak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncloak. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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