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English definition of “veil”

veil

noun [C]  /veɪl/ us  
a piece of thin material worn to protect or hide the face or head: The bride wore a veil made of French lace. fig. A veil of secrecy surrounded the appointment of the new college president.
veil
verb [T]  /veɪl/ us  
In that country, women are veiled when they go out in public.
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