adjective in·fus·cate \ə̇nˈfəˌskāt, -skə̇t\
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Definition of infuscate

  1. :  obscured infuscate minds; specifically :  darkened with a brownish tinge infuscate wing of an insect


\ˌin(ˌ)fəˈskāshən\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of infuscate

infuscate from Latin infuscatus, past participle of infuscare to obscure, from in- 2in- + fuscare to darken, from fuscus dark brown, blackish; infuscated from Latin infuscatus + English -ed — more at dusk

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