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Noun: eclipse  i'klips
  1. The blocking or partial blocking of light from one celestial body by another celestial body
    - occultation
Verb: eclipse  i'klips
  1. Be greater in significance than
    "the tragedy eclipsed the couple's happiness";
    - overshadow, dominate
     
  2. Cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
    "The Sun eclipses the moon today";
    - occult

Derived forms: eclipsed, eclipses, eclipsing

Type of: break, brood, bulk large, hover, interruption, loom, overshadow

Encyclopedia: Eclipse