verb (used with object), ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM adumbratead·um·bra·tion, noun
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There had, in truth, scarcely yet been time enough to adumbrate the possibilities opened up by this gentleman's return.A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
Feeble is human speech to deal with such high matters, serving, at the best, but dimly to adumbrate ineffable truths.
From now onwards the speeches of Brutus strangely adumbrate those of Hamlet.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar|William Shakespeare
Two short passages adumbrate the coming Tennyson, the rest is mystic nonsense.A. W. Kinglake|W. Tuckwell
A type is a symbol appointed by God to adumbrate something higher in the future, which is called the antitype.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows