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Adjective: occult  u'kúlt or 'ó,kúlt
  1. Hidden and difficult to see
    "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
     
  2. Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    "occult lore";
    - mysterious, mystic, mystical, secret, orphic
Noun: occult  u'kúlt or 'ó,kúlt
  1. Supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    "She doesn't believe in the occult";
    - supernatural
     
  2. Supernatural practices and techniques
    "he is a student of the occult";
    - occult arts
Verb: occult  u'kúlt or 'ó,kúlt
  1. Cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
    "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies";
    - eclipse
     
  2. Become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished
    "The beam of light occults every so often"
     
  3. Hide from view
    "The lids were occulting her eyes"

Derived forms: occulted, occults, occulting

See also: esoteric, invisible, unseeable

Type of: causal agency, causal agent, cause, change, conceal, disguise, hold back, hold in, overshadow, pattern, practice

Encyclopedia: Occult