Eclipse E*clipse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eclipsed} ([-e]*kl[i^]pst"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eclipsing}.] 1. To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun. [1913 Webster]

2. To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing. ``His eclipsed state.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

My joy of liberty is half eclipsed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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