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un·mask

 (ŭn-măsk′)
v. un·masked, un·mask·ing, un·masks
v.tr.
1. To remove a mask from.
2. To disclose the true character of; expose.
v.intr.
To remove one's mask.
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unmask

(ʌnˈmɑːsk)
vb
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
unˈmasker n
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un•mask

(ʌnˈmæsk, -ˈmɑsk)

v.t.
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.
[1580–90]
un•mask′er, n.
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unmask


Past participle: unmasked
Gerund: unmasking

Imperative
unmask
unmask
Present
I unmask
you unmask
he/she/it unmasks
we unmask
you unmask
they unmask
Preterite
I unmasked
you unmasked
he/she/it unmasked
we unmasked
you unmasked
they unmasked
Present Continuous
I am unmasking
you are unmasking
he/she/it is unmasking
we are unmasking
you are unmasking
they are unmasking
Present Perfect
I have unmasked
you have unmasked
he/she/it has unmasked
we have unmasked
you have unmasked
they have unmasked
Past Continuous
I was unmasking
you were unmasking
he/she/it was unmasking
we were unmasking
you were unmasking
they were unmasking
Past Perfect
I had unmasked
you had unmasked
he/she/it had unmasked
we had unmasked
you had unmasked
they had unmasked
Future
I will unmask
you will unmask
he/she/it will unmask
we will unmask
you will unmask
they will unmask
Future Perfect
I will have unmasked
you will have unmasked
he/she/it will have unmasked
we will have unmasked
you will have unmasked
they will have unmasked
Future Continuous
I will be unmasking
you will be unmasking
he/she/it will be unmasking
we will be unmasking
you will be unmasking
they will be unmasking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unmasking
you have been unmasking
he/she/it has been unmasking
we have been unmasking
you have been unmasking
they have been unmasking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unmasking
you will have been unmasking
he/she/it will have been unmasking
we will have been unmasking
you will have been unmasking
they will have been unmasking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unmasking
you had been unmasking
he/she/it had been unmasking
we had been unmasking
you had been unmasking
they had been unmasking
Conditional
I would unmask
you would unmask
he/she/it would unmask
we would unmask
you would unmask
they would unmask
Past Conditional
I would have unmasked
you would have unmasked
he/she/it would have unmasked
we would have unmasked
you would have unmasked
they would have unmasked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unmask - reveal the true nature ofunmask - 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.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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unmask

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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unmask

verb
To make visible; bring to view:
Archaic: discover.
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
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Translations

unmask

[ˈʌnˈmɑːsk]
A. VT (lit, fig) → desenmascarar
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unmask

[ˌʌnˈmɑːsk] vtdémasquer
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unmask

vt (lit)demaskieren; (fig)entlarven
vidie Maske abnehmen, sich demaskieren
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
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References in classic literature ?
Instead he had his unmasker by the throat ere the man's words had scarce quitted his lips, and hurling him from side to side brushed away those who would have swarmed upon him.
For immunofluorescence, sections were dewaxed, rehydrated, as described above, and unmasked using a commercially available kit (Unmasker, Diapath).
The skeptical Conrad is a more astute and devastating unmasker than any of our contemporary practitioners of the hermeneutics of suspicion, but his works then pose the question of what to believe, trust, and hope that the twenty-first century demystifiers often neglect to ask.
"The crimes of the Germans discredited Goebbels in his role as unmasker of Stalinist mass murder." (50)
More particularly, those working within the post-Machiavellian reason of state 'discourse' treated Machiavelli ambiguously, condemning his extremism while acknowledging his role as an 'unmasker of the mystery of state' and the political arcana.