occulted

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occulted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of occult

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occulted (comparative more occulted, superlative most occulted)

  1. Hidden; secret.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2,[1]
      [] when thou seest that act afoot,
      Even with the very comment of thy soul
      Observe my uncle. If his occulted guilt
      Do not itself unkennel in one speech,
      It is a damned ghost that we have seen, []
    • 2019 April 15, Henry Farrell & Abraham Newman, "America’s Misuse of Its Financial Infrastructure", The National Interest.
      Over the last eighteen years, America has quietly created an occulted imperium, quite distinct from the sprawling system of military and naval facilities through which America exerts physical force, based not on high politics, but on control of apparently apolitical plumbing facilities.
  2. (astronomy) Concealed, as by a body coming between.
    • 1893, Francis Thompson, Love in Dian’s Lap, VII. “Her Portrait” in Poems, London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, p. 24,[2]
      [] nigh her lids eclipse
      Each half-occulted star beneath that lies;

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