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English definition of “mask”

mask

noun [C]  /mæsk/ us  
a covering for all or part of the face, worn for protection or to hide the face: a gas mask an exhibit of African masks The children all wore Halloween masks that were supposed to frighten us.

mask

verb [T]  /mæsk/ us  
to prevent something from being seen or noticed: The tastelessness of the meat was masked by a heavy gravy.
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