Opacity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Opacity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ opacity
opacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ opaqueness
opaqueness
&c.->Adj.
film
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cloud
cloud
&c. 353
PARAG:Opacity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be opaque
be opaque
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ obstruct the passage of light
obstruct the passage of light
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ obfuscate
obfuscate
offuscate|
PARAG:Opacity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ opaque
opaque
impervious to light
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ adiaphanous
adiaphanous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dim
dim
&c. 422
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ turbid
turbid
thick
muddy
opacous|
obfuscated
fuliginous
cloud
hazy
misty
foggy
vaporous
nubiferous
muggy|2
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ smoky
smoky
fumid
murky
dirty

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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