Definition of unmask
1 : to reveal the true nature of : expose
2 : to remove a mask from
: to remove one's mask
Examples of unmask in a Sentence
He was unmasked as a spy.
the killer's identity won't be unmasked until the season's final episode
Recent Examples of unmask from the Web
Storm's thing has included his role as a beer-drinking cowboy, a cult leader with a strange hold on other wrestlers and part of the Death Crew Council, a heel group of masked men who later unmasked themselves.
This is the vocabulary of Laura confronting and unmasking her rapist, and Diane may very well have been doing the same thing.
In Game 5 of the NBA Finals -- and throughout the shorter-than-expected series -- the Warriors unmasked all of them, starting with Cleveland's undisciplined defense.
Pembrolizumab is a new type of immunotherapy drug known as a PD-1 blocker, which unmasks the cancer cells so that the immune system can find and destroy them.
To protect themselves from any allegations of abuse, spy agencies track unmasking requests closely.
Republicans say Nunes is still chairman and still responsible for making sure the identities of Americans are not unmasked for political purposes.
Three others were issued to the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency seeking information on requests that former Obama administration officials made to unmask the identities of Americans named in intelligence reports.
The inclusion of Power’s name on the subpoenas marks her first appearance in the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s use of unmasking.
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Definition of unmask for English Language Learners
: to reveal the true identity or nature of (someone or something)
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