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Pronunciation: (O-pAk'), [key]
—adj., n., v., o•paqued, o•paqu•ing.

1. not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
2. not transmitting radiation, sound, heat, etc.
3. not shining or bright; dark; dull.
4. hard to understand; not clear or lucid; obscure: The problem remains opaque despite explanations.
5. dull, stupid, or unintelligent.

1. something that is opaque.
2. Photog.a coloring matter, usually black or red, used to render part of a negative opaque.

1. Photog.to cover up blemishes on (a negative), esp. for making a printing plate.
2. to cause to become opaque.

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