erubescent

[er-oo-bes-uh nt]

Origin of erubescent

1730–40; < Latin ērūbēscent- (stem of ērūbēscēns), present participle of ērūbēscere. See e-1, rubescent
Related formser·u·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for erubescence

erubescence

noun
  1. the process of growing red or a condition of redness
Derived Formserubescent, adjective

Word Origin for erubescence

C18: from Latin ērubescentia blushing, from rubēscere to grow red, from ruber red
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