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erubescent

[er-oo-bes-uh nt] /ˌɛr ʊˈbɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
becoming red or reddish; blushing.
Origin of erubescent
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin ērūbēscent- (stem of ērūbēscēns), present participle of ērūbēscere. See e-1, rubescent
Related forms
erubescence, noun
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