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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. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "cloud someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, corrupt, taint, stain, soil, tarnish
     
  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

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