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  Definition of covering
  1. the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
  2. the act of protecting something by covering it
  3. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
  4. an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  5. a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Similar Words: application, coating, cover, screening, masking, natural covering

 

Hyponyms: anointing, anointment, fumigation, foliation, galvanization, galvanisation, lubrication, paving, pavage, painting, spraying, tinning, tin-plating, papering, paperhanging, plastering, daubing, plating, scumble, tiling, waxing, lining, facing, dressing, grooming, artificial skin, bootleg, bubble, canopy, casing, chafing gear, cloak, cloth covering, clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, coating, coat, cover plate, drape, earmuff, fig leaf, finger, flap, floor cover, floor covering, folder, footwear, footgear, hood, exhaust hood, imbrication, overlapping, lapping, instep, mask, mercy seat, paddle box, paddle-box, planking, protective covering, protective cover, protection, screen, cover, covert, concealment, swathing, thumb, toe, top, upholstery, wrapping, wrap, wrapper, scale, shell, test, body covering, sheath, case, integument, blanket, mantle, crust, incrustation, encrustation, envelope, indumentum, indument, eggshell, skim, slough, snowcap, peridium, pericarp, seed vessel, perianth, chlamys, floral envelope, perigone, perigonium, theca, sac, indusium, bark

 

Derivational Morphology: coat, surface, put on, apply, cover, wrap up, dissemble, cloak, mask, shield, screen, cover up, spread over

 

 
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