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Noun: clouding  klaw-ding
  1. The process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
    - clouding up
Verb: cloud  klawd
  1. Make cloudy
    "Fall weather often clouds our beaches";
    - overcast
     
  2. Make less visible or unclear
    "The stars are obscured by the clouds";
    - obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mist
     
  3. Billow up in the form of a cloud
    "The smoke clouded above the houses"
     
  4. Make gloomy or depressed
    "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
     
  5. Place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "cloud someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, corrupt, taint
     
  6. Make less clear
    "the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
     
  7. Colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    - mottle, dapple
     
  8. Make milky or dull
    "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"

Derived forms: cloudings

See also: cloud over

Type of: affect, alter, billow, change, conceal, darken, deflower, dull, evaporation, hide, impair, impress, mar, modify, move, pollute, spoil, spot, strike, vapor [US], vaporisation [Brit], vaporization, vapour [Brit, Cdn], vitiate, wallow

Encyclopedia: Clouding

Cloud, Castle, Lake