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caliginous

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adjective ca·lig·i·nous \kə-ˈli-jə-nəs\

Definition of caliginous

  1. :  misty, dark <a caliginous atmosphere>



Examples of caliginous

  1. <what horrors were committed within the caliginous confinements of that torture chamber>



Origin of caliginous

Middle French or Latin; Middle French caligineux, from Latin caliginosus, from caligin-, caligo darkness


First Known Use: 1548


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