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
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.
The inclusion of Power’s name on the subpoenas marks her first appearance in the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s use of unmasking.
The panel is investigating Russian efforts to influence the U.S. election, as well as leaks of classified information and reports that identities of Trump associates captured in spy intercepts may have been improperly unmasked.
Police trying to unmask the network behind Abedi searched a property in Wigan, 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Manchester and placed a security cordon around the neighborhood for several hours.
Readers also carried the water when graduate student Virgil Griffith released WikiScanner, a web tool that mashes up whois IP records with Wikipedia logs to unmask corporations and government agencies making anonymous changes to Wikipedia.
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First Known Use of unmask
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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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