Meaning of OCCULT in English

■ noun ɒ'kʌlt , 'ɒkʌlt ( the ~ ) supernatural or magical powers, practices, or phenomena.

■ adjective ɒ'kʌlt , 'ɒkʌlt

1》 involving or relating to the ~.

2》 esoteric.

3》 Medicine (of a disease or process) not accompanied by readily discernible signs or symptoms.

↘(of blood) abnormally present, but detectable only chemically or microscopically.

■ verb ɒ'kʌlt

1》 cut off from view by interposing something.

2》 Astronomy (of a celestial body) conceal (an apparently smaller body) from view by passing or being in front of it.


~ation noun

~ism noun

~ist noun

~ly adverb

~ness noun


C15 (earlier (ME) as ~ation ): from L. ~are 'secrete', frequentative of ~- , occulere 'conceal'.

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