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Verb: veil  veyl
  1. To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
     
  2. Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    "a veiled threat";
    - obscure, blot out, obliterate, hide
Noun: veil  veyl
  1. A garment that covers the head and face
    - head covering
     
  2. A membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
    - velum
     
  3. The inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
    - caul, embryonic membrane
     
  4. A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
    - humeral veil

Sounds like: use, yews, ewes, youse, yousl, vei

Derived forms: veiled, veils, veiling

Type of: alter, change, conceal, fetal membrane, garment, hide, modify, plant part, plant structure, vestment

Antonym: unveil

Part of: placenta

Encyclopedia: Veil