infuscate

adjective

in·​fus·​cate
ə̇nˈfəˌskāt,
-skə̇t
variants or infuscated
-ˌskātə̇d
: obscured
infuscate minds
specifically : darkened with a brownish tinge
infuscate wing of an insect
infuscation
ˌin(ˌ)fəˈskāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Infuscate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infuscate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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