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English definition of “shroud”

shroud

noun [C]  /ʃrɑʊd/ us  
a cloth used to wrap a dead body before it is buried A shroud is also anything that covers: He cleared the leafy shroud covering the sign.

shroud

verb [T]  /ʃrɑʊd/ us  
to cover or hide something: The mountains were shrouded in fog. The fate of the explorer is shrouded in mystery.
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