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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: conceler, from Latin concelare, from com- ( COM-) + celare 'to hide'


con‧ceal [transitive] formal
1 to hide something carefully:
The shadows concealed her as she crept up to the house.
The path was concealed by long grass.
2 to hide your real feelings or the truth:
She tried to conceal the fact that she was pregnant.
conceal something from somebody
She was taking drugs and trying to conceal it from me.
concealment noun [uncountable]
deliberate concealment of his activities

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