verbloemen

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From ver- +‎ bloem +‎ -en

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verbloemen (past singular verbloemde, past participle verbloemd)

  1. (intransitive, of a plant) to blossom again, bear (at least) a second bloom
  2. (transitive) to ornate, to cover with flowers
  3. (transitive) to veil, soften by euphemistic phrasing
  4. (transitive) to excuse, treat apologetically
  5. (transitive) to mask, hide (something unpleasant)
  6. (transitive) to avoid, suppress, leave unspoken
  7. (transitive) to personify
  8. (transitive, chemistry) to effloresce, let crystallize

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