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verb (used with object) Archaic.
  1. to cause to become dim or indistinct.
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Origin of dislimn

First recorded in 1600–10; dis-1 + limn
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Examples from the Web for dislimn

Historical Examples

  • And with that the landscape framed in the doorway began to waver and dislimn.

    The Path of the King

    John Buchan

  • Faces begin soon (in Shakspeare's fine expression) to "dislimn:" features fluctuate: combinations of feature unsettle.

  • Those are happy who can take it otherwise; with that I found things all beginning to dislimn.

British Dictionary definitions for dislimn


  1. (tr) poetic to efface
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