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Definition of camouflage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a way of hiding soldiers and military equipment, using paint, leaves, or nets, so that they look like part of their surroundings a camouflage jacket (= covered with green and brown marks and worn by soldiers) troops dressed in camouflage
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the way in which an animal's color or shape matches its surroundings and makes it difficult to see The whiteness of polar bears and arctic foxes provides camouflage. The leopard's spots act as (a) camouflage. Predators make as much use of camouflage as their prey do.
  3. 3[uncountable, singular] behavior that is deliberately meant to hide the truth Her angry words were camouflage for the way she felt.
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