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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Screen \Screen\ (skr[=e]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Screened; p.
pr. & vb. n. Screening.]
1. To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to
separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger;
to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal;
as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.
They were encouraged and screened by some who were
in high commands. --Macaulay.
2. To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in
order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the
worthless from the valuable; to sift.
3. to examine a group of objects methodically, to separate
them into groups or to select one or more for some
(a) To inspect the qualifications of candidates for a job,
to select one or more to be hired.
(b) (Biochem., Med.) to test a large number of samples, in
order to find those having specific desirable
properties; as, to screen plant extracts for
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "screened":
armed, armored, cased, ceiled, cloaked, clouded, coated, coped,
copyrighted, covered, covert, cowled, curtained, defended,
eclipsed, encapsulated, encapsuled, encased, enveloped, enwrapped,
filmed, floored, guarded, hooded, housed, invulnerable, loricate,
loricated, mantled, masked, muffled, obscured, occulted, packaged,
patented, paved, policed, protected, roofed-in, safe, safeguarded,
scummed, shaded, shady, sheathed, shelled, sheltered, shielded,
shrouded, swathed, tented, under cover, veiled, walled, walled-in,
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