Dis*close" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclosed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disclosing.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to open, F. d'eclore; pref. des- (L. dis-) + clore to shut, fr. L. claudere to shut. See Close, and cf. Disclusion.]

1.

To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.

The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them. Bacon.

2.

To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.

The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty. Woodward.

3.

To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.

How softly on the Spanish shore she plays, Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown! Byron.

Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. Pope.

4.

To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs.

If I disclose my passion, Our friendship 's an end. Addison.

Syn. -- To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge; tell; utter.

 

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Dis*close", n.

Disclosure.

[Obs.]

Shak. Young.

 

© Webster 1913.

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