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infuscate

or infuscated

[in-fuhs-keyt, -kit or in-fuhs-key-tid] /ɪnˈfʌs keɪt, -kɪt or ɪnˈfʌs keɪ tɪd/
adjective, Entomology.
1.
darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge.
Origin of infuscate
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin infuscātus past participle of infuscāre to darken, discolor. See in-2, fuscous, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for infuscate

infuscate

/ɪnˈfʌskeɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of the wings of an insect) tinged with brown
Word Origin
C17: from Latin infuscāre to darken, from fuscus dark
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