occult


occult
occult [ə kult′, ä′kult΄]
adj.
[L occultus, concealed, pp. of occulere, to cover over < ob- (see OB-) + celare, to hide (see HALL)]
1. hidden; concealed
2. secret; esoteric
3. beyond human understanding; mysterious
4. designating or of certain arts, studies, or practices, as magic, alchemy, or astrology, involving mysterious powers that some people believe can affect the way things happen
vt., vi.
1. to hide or become hidden from view
2. Astron. to hide by occultation
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the occult
the occult arts or studies
occultly
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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