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caliginous

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

Definition of CALIGINOUS

:  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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