obumbrate

adjective

Definition of obumbrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete
: darkened by or as if by shadow

obumbrate

transitive verb
ob·​um·​brate | \ äˈbəmˌbrāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of obumbrate (Entry 2 of 2)

2 archaic : adumbrate

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Other Words from obumbrate

Transitive verb

obumbration \ ˌäˌbəmˈbrāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for obumbrate

Adjective

Latin obumbratus, past participle of obumbrare to overshadow, from ob- to, over + umbrare to shade, from umbra shadow

Transitive verb

Latin obumbratus, past participle of obumbrare

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“Obumbrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obumbrate. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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