camouflage


camouflage
[[t]kæ̱məflɑːʒ[/t]]
camouflages, camouflaging, camouflaged
1) N-UNCOUNT: also a N, oft N n Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment.

They were dressed in camouflage and carried automatic rifles.

...a camouflage jacket.

...the mottled green camouflage scheme of most military vehicles.

2) VERB: usu passive If military buildings or vehicles are camouflaged, things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see them.

[be V-ed] You won't see them from the air. They'd be very well camouflaged...

[V-ed] They walked through the trees to a second hut, cunningly camouflaged against air surveillance.

3) VERB If you camouflage something such as a feeling or a situation, you hide it or make it appear to be something different.

[V n] He has never camouflaged his desire to better himself...

[V n] This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.

Syn:
N-UNCOUNT: also a N
Camouflage is also a noun.

The frenzied merrymaking of her later years was a desperate camouflage for her grief.

4) N-UNCOUNT: also a N Camouflage is the way in which some animals are coloured and shaped so that they cannot easily be seen in their natural surroundings.

Confident in its camouflage, being the same colour as the rocks, the lizard stands still when it feels danger.


English dictionary. 2008.

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