英 [klæn'destɪn; 'klændestɪn]
- clandestine: see conceal
- clandestine (adj.)
- 1560s, from Latin clandestinus "secret, hidden," from clam "secretly," from adverbial derivative of base of celare "to hide" (see cell), perhaps on model of intestinus "internal." Related: Clandestinely. As a noun form, there is awkward clandestinity (clandestineness apparently being a dictionary word).
- 1. She is the director of clandestine operations of the CIA.
- 2. They had a clandestine meeting in the park yesterday.
- 3. The necessary consequence is a great number of transient and clandestine connections.
- 4. Have you ever been approached by anyone to do clandestine work?
- 5. To dramatize the necessity of clandestine warfare, instructors objectively recited case histories and their import.
- 为了说明秘密战的必要性, 教官们客观地讲述了案例及其意义.
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