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occult[ uh-kuhlt, ok-uhlt ]
adjective
1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. hidden from view.
5.
a. not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.
b. of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.
c. dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult science.
6. present in amounts too small to be visible: a chemical test to detect occult blood in the stool.
noun
1. the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole (usually preceded by the).
2. occult studies or sciences (usually preceded by the).
verb (used with object)
1. to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide.
2. to hide (a celestial body) by occultation.
verb (used without object)
1. to become hidden or shut off from view.
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