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DISCLOSE, verb transitive discloze. [dis and close; Latin See Close.]

1. To uncover; to open; to remove a cover from, and lay open to the view.

The shells being broken, the stone included in them is disclosed.

2. To discover; to lay open to the view; to bring to light. Events have disclosed the designs of the ministry.

3. To reveal by words; to tell; to utter; as, to disclose the secret thoughts of the heart.

4. To make known; to show in any manner. A blush may disclose a secret passion in the breast.

5. To open; to hatch. [Not used.]

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

DISCLOSE, noun Discovery.