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Synonyms of 'eclipse'

(noun) 
Definition
the obscuring of reflected light from a celestial body as it passes through the shadow of another; a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth
a total eclipse of the sun
Synonyms
obscuring
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blocking
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shading
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dimming
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darkening
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blotting out
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occultation
(noun) 
Definition
a loss of importance, power, or fame
the eclipse of the influence of the Republican party in West Germany
Synonyms
decline
Rome's decline in the fifth century.
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fall
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
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failure
He was being treated for kidney failure.
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weakening
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deterioration
the rapid deterioration in relations between the two countries
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degeneration
the degeneration of our political system
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diminution
a slight diminution in asset value
(verb) 
Definition
to overshadow or surpass
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Synonyms
surpass
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
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exceed
His performance exceeded all expectations.
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overshadow
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
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excel
Few dancers have excelled her in virtuosity.
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transcend
issues like EU membership that transcend party loyalty
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outdo
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
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outclass
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
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outshine
He outshone all the other contestants.
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leave or put in the shade (informal)
(verb) 
Definition
(of a star or planet) to hide (another planet or star) from view
The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
Synonyms
obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
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cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
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block
a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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darken
A storm darkened the sky.
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shroud
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
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extinguish
The message extinguished her hopes of seeing her friend any time soon.
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blot out

Additional synonyms

in the sense of block
Definition
to obstruct or impede by introducing an obstacle
a row of spruce trees that blocked his view
Synonyms
bar,
cut off,
get in the way of,
shut off
in the sense of cloud
Definition
to make or become more difficult to see through
Synonyms
in the sense of conceal
Definition
to cover and hide
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.

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