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(kăm′ə-fläzh′, -fläj′)
1. The concealing of personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings.
2. Protective coloring or other appearance that conceals an animal and enables it to blend into its surroundings: The leopard's camouflage makes it blend in with the forest shadows.
a. Cloth, netting, or other material used for camouflage: spread the camouflage over the tank.
b. Fabric or a garment dyed in splotches of green, brown, and tan, used for camouflage in certain environments.
v. cam·ou·flaged, cam·ou·flag·ing, cam·ou·flag·es
v. tr.
1. To conceal by the use of camouflage.
2. To conceal, usually through misrepresentation or other artifice: camouflaged their hatred with professions of friendship. See Synonyms at disguise.
v. intr.
To use camouflage for concealment.

[French, from camoufler, to disguise, alteration (influenced by camouflet, snub, smoke blown in one's face) of Italian camuffare.]

cam′ou·flag′er n.


concealed or disguised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.camouflaged - made invisible by means of protective coloring
invisible, unseeable - impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye; "the invisible man"; "invisible rays"; "an invisible hinge"; "invisible mending"
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Afterwards we made some camouflage masks for role-play in the trees then hid them on camouflaged backgrounds.