"It was a day of unmistakable summerishness. The gargantuan sun penetrated the damp, dense air and by the time the propeller-plane was ready to fly, rain fell from the sky in fat, slow droplets. Not like the cold, harsh torrents of March or April’s overcompensatory, swift-winged showers. No, this was thick, hot water which did little but mingle with the August-inspired sweat already long-clung to the skin."
I wrote this in a poem and found out later that it didn't exist as a word. I was entirely surprised. It means simply enough "to remove from a shelf", or metaphorically, "to take from view" or "to obscure", etc.