From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcamouflagecam‧ou‧flage1 /ˈkæməflɑːʒ/ noun 🔊 🔊 1HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE[uncountable] a way of hiding something, especially soldiers and militaryequipment, by using paint, leaves etc to make it look like the things around it 🔊 soldiers learning camouflage technique 🔊 the camouflage netting over the tanks2[uncountable] the type of green and brown clothes, paint etc that soldiers wear to make themselves more difficult to see 🔊 The men were dressed in camouflage and carrying automatic weapons. 🔊 camouflage trousers3HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE[singular, uncountable] the way that the colour or shape of an animal protects it by making it difficult to see in the area in which it lives 🔊 The whiteness of the arctic fox acts as camouflage, hiding it from its enemies.4HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE[singular, uncountable]behaviour that is designed to hide somethingcamouflage for 🔊 Aggression is often a camouflage for insecurity.
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camouflage• We used leaves and sticks as camouflage.• The stripes of the tiger provide important camouflage in its naturalsetting.• Marines in camouflagefatigues and grease paint, along with a few frogmen, boarded three rubberboats for Yudo Island.• But like all good hunters going into the jungle, I needed camouflage.• Equipment was checked once more and the Jockspaired off to arrange each other's camouflage.• Lee was pulling bits of twig through the camouflagenet and going to the entrance all the time to look at Caspar.camouflagecamouflage2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEto hide something, especially by making it look the same as the things around it, or by making it seem like something elsecamouflage something with something 🔊 I saw a truck, heavily camouflaged with netting and branches. 🔊 The strain she was under was well camouflaged by skilful make-up.► see thesaurus at hide→ See Verb table