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eclipse
  • noun
    An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. (an eclipse of the sun)
    A phase during which the distinctive markings of a bird (especially a male duck) are obscured by molting of the breeding plumage. (eclipse plumage)
    verb
    (of a celestial body) obscure the light from or to (another celestial body) (as the last piece of the sun was eclipsed by the moon)

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