E·clipse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eclipsed 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.
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.”
My joy of liberty is half eclipsed. --Shak.