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Dictionary definition for: Veil

1. (n) a garment that covers the head and face

2. (v) to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"

3. (n) the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

4. (v) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

5. (n) a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

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