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occultoc‧cult1 /ˈɒkʌlt, əˈkʌlt $ əˈkʌlt, ˈɑːkʌlt/ noun   the occultoccultist noun [countable]
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occultThroughout his life he maintained an interest in the occult.Whereas practitioners of the occult would explain everything by magic, modern science has recognized the limitations of its knowledge.Though once cloaked in the trappings of the occult, conversations with local psychics suggest a slightly more psychotherapeutic approach.It was not associated with the occult until the eighteenth century at the earliest.
occultoccult2 adjective [only before noun]  ROmagical and mysterious occult practices the occult powers
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occultoccult beliefsThat they may also be interested in pursuing their aims by occult means should afford no surprise.Behavioral technology does not escape as easily as physical and biological technology because it threatens too many occult qualities.
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