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v. un·masked, un·mask·ing, un·masks
1. To remove a mask from.
2. To disclose the true character of; expose.
To remove one's mask.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to remove (the mask or disguise) from (someone or oneself)
2. to appear or cause to appear in true character
3. (Military) (tr) military to make evident the presence of (weapons), either by firing or by the removal of camouflage, etc
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to strip a mask or disguise from.
2. to reveal the true character of; disclose; expose.v.i.
3. to put off one's mask; appear in true nature.
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Past participle: unmasked
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|Verb||1.||unmask - reveal the true nature of; "The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"|
|2.||unmask - take the mask off; "unmask the imposter"|
uncover, expose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
mask - put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
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verb reveal, expose, uncover, discover, disclose, unveil, show up, lay bare, bring to light, uncloak Elliott unmasked the master spy and traitor.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
unmask[ˌʌnˈmɑːsk] vt → démasquer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
unmask[ʌnˈmɑːsk] vt (fig) → smascherare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995