"masking" in the noun sense
1. cover, covering, screening, masking
the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation
"he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
3. masking piece, masking
scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
"masking" in the verb sense
1. dissemble, cloak, mask
hide under a false appearance
"He masked his disappointment"
put a mask on or cover with a mask
"Mask the children for Halloween"
3. disguise, mask
"The herb masks the garlic taste"
"We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
cover with a sauce
"mask the meat"
5. mask, block out
shield from light
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