[ er-oo-bes-uh nt ]
/ ˌɛr ʊˈbɛs ənt /
becoming red or reddish; blushing.
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Origin of erubescent
OTHER WORDS FROM erubescenter·u·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for erubescence
/ (ˌɛrʊˈbɛsəns) /
the process of growing red or a condition of redness
Derived forms of erubescenceerubescent, adjective
Word Origin for erubescence
C18: from Latin ērubescentia blushing, from rubēscere to grow red, from ruber red
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