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penumbra

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1 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays
  • the lunar eclipse began with a subtle darkening of the lunar surface as it passed within the Earth's penumbra

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2 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth
  • a penumbra of despair fell over the doomed city

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The first known use of penumbra was in 1665

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“Penumbra.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/penumbra. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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