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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Disclose \Dis*close"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclosed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disclosing.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos,
desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to
open, F. d['e]clore; pref. des- (L. dis-) + clore to shut,
fr. L. claudere to shut. See Close, and cf. Disclusion.]
1. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense
of to hatch.
The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the
heat of the discloseth them. --Bacon.
2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from
inclosure; to uncover.
The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in
them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to
bring to light; to reveal.
How softly on the Spanish shore she plays,
Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown!
Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. --Pope.
4. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or
hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed
If I disclose my passion,
Our friendship 's an end. --Addison.
Syn: To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge;
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