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noun [singular/uncountable]     camouflage pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a way of hiding people or objects by making them look like the natural background

    an expert in military camouflage

    1. a.
      the type of clothes or face paint that soldiers wear to make themselves more difficult to see

      dressed in camouflage

      a camouflage jacket/uniform

  2. 2
    the colour or shape of an animal that makes it difficult to see because it looks similar to what is around it


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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