Pronunciation: (u-kult', ok'ult),[key] —adj. 1. of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
2. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
3. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
4. hidden from view.
5. (in early science)
a. not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.
b. of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.
c. dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult science. 6. Med.present in amounts too small to be visible: a chemical test to detect occult blood in the stool.
—n. 1. the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole (usually prec. by the).
2. occult studies or sciences (usually prec. by the).
—v.t. 1. to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide.
2. Astron.to hide (a celestial body) by occultation.