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OPAQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does opaque mean? 

OPAQUE (adjective)
  The adjective OPAQUE has 2 senses:

1. not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy
2. not clearly understood or expressed

  Familiarity information: OPAQUE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPAQUE (adjective)


Sense 1opaque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy

Context examples:

opaque windows of the jail / opaque to X-rays

Similar:

glaucous (having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants)

cloudy; mirky; muddy; murky; turbid ((of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment)

fogged; foggy (obscured by fog)

frosted ((of glass) having a roughened coating resembling frost)

solid (incapable of being seen through)

light-tight; lightproof (not penetrable by light)

milklike; milky; whitish (resembling milk in color or cloudiness; not clear)

semiopaque (partially opaque)

Also:

unclear (not clear to the mind)

Attribute:

opacity; opaqueness (the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light)

Antonym:

clear (free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through)


Sense 2opaque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not clearly understood or expressed

Synonyms:

opaque; unintelligible

Similar:

incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)


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