Meaning of OPAQUE in English


adj. & n.

adj. (opaquer, opaquest) 1 not transmitting light. 2 impenetrable to sight. 3 obscure; not lucid. 4 obtuse, dull-witted.

n. 1 an opaque thing or substance. 2 a substance for producing opaque areas on negatives. opaquely adv. opaqueness n.

[ ME opak f. L opacus: spelling now assim. to F ]

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