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1scumble

transitive verb scum·ble \ˈskəm-bəl\
scum·bledscum·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of SCUMBLE

1
a :  to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush
b :  to apply (a color) in this manner
2
:  to soften the lines or colors of (a drawing) by rubbing lightly

Origin of SCUMBLE

perhaps frequentative of 2scum
First Known Use: 1798

2scumble

noun

Definition of SCUMBLE

1
:  the act or effect of scumbling
2
:  a material used for scumbling

First Known Use of SCUMBLE

1834

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