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tr.v. un·cloaked, un·cloak·ing, un·cloaks
1. To remove a cloak or cover from.
2. To expose; reveal.
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vb (tr)
1. to reveal
2. to remove a cloak from
vb (intr)
to remove a cloak
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1. to remove the cloak from.
2. to reveal; expose.
3. to take off one's cloak.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.uncloak - reveal the true nature ofuncloak - reveal the true nature of; "The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"
debunk, expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
2.uncloak - remove a cloak fromuncloak - remove a cloak from      
take off - remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
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