infumate

adjective in·fu·mate \ˈinfyəˌmāt, ə̇nˈfyümə̇t\
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infumated

\-ˌmātə̇d\

Definition of infumate

  1. :  clouded with blackish color infumate insect wing

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Origin and Etymology of infumate

infumate from Latin infumatus, past participle of infumare to dry by smoking, from in- 2in- + fumare to smoke, from fumus smoke; infumated from Latin infumatus + English -ed — more at fume


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