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Definition of cloak:

  1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
  2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
  3. To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.


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