erubescent

[ er-oo-bes-uh nt ]
/ ˌɛr ʊˈbɛs ənt /

adjective

becoming red or reddish; blushing.

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Origin of erubescent

1730–40; < Latin ērūbēscent- (stem of ērūbēscēns), present participle of ērūbēscere. See e-1, rubescent

OTHER WORDS FROM erubescent

er·u·bes·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for erubescence

erubescence
/ (ˌɛrʊˈbɛsəns) /

noun

the process of growing red or a condition of redness

Derived forms of erubescence

erubescent, adjective

Word Origin for erubescence

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