unmask

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verb un·mask \ˌən-ˈmask\

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 in a Sentence

  1. He was unmasked as a spy.

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

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First Known Use of unmask

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UNMASK Defined for English Language Learners

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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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