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tr.v. dis·closed, dis·clos·ing, dis·clos·es
1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
2. To make known (something heretofore kept secret).

[Middle English disclosen, from Old French desclore, desclos- : des-, dis- + clore, to close (from Latin claudere).]

dis·clos′a·ble adj.
dis·clos′er n.
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