infuscate

adjective in·fus·cate \ ə̇nˈfəˌskāt , -skə̇t \
variants: or infuscated \-ˌskātə̇d\

Definition of infuscate

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

infuscation

\ˌin(ˌ)fəˈskāshən\ noun, plural -s

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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


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