uncloak

verb

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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to take off a cloak

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, 6 Oct. 2019 But future maps might uncloak such tectonic features. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17 June 2006

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Word History

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncloak was in 1574

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“Uncloak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncloak. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

uncloak

verb
un·​cloak ˌən-ˈklōk How to pronounce uncloak (audio)
1
: to remove a cloak or cover from
2
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