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{n: face veil} a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face

{n: head covering, veil} a garment that covers the head and face

{n: hijab} a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face

{n: niqab} a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women

{n: yashmak, yashmac} the face veil worn by Muslim women

{v: veil} to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
"women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
<-> unveil

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