fuliginous

[ fyoo-lij-uh-nuh s ]
/ fyuˈlɪdʒ ə nəs /

adjective

sooty; smoky: the fuliginous air hanging over an industrial city.
of the color of soot, as dark gray, dull brown, black, etc.

Nearby words

  1. fulgurating,
  2. fulguration,
  3. fulgurite,
  4. fulgurous,
  5. fulham,
  6. full,
  7. full binding,
  8. full blast,
  9. full blood,
  10. full board

Origin of fuliginous

1565–75; < Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, equivalent to fūlīgin- (stem of fūlīgō) soot + -ōsus -ous

Related formsfu·lig·i·nous·ly, adverbfu·lig·i·nous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fuliginous

fuliginous

/ (fjuːˈlɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

sooty or smoky
of the colour of soot; dull greyish-black or brown
Derived Formsfuliginously, adverbfuliginousness, noun

Word Origin for fuliginous

C16: from Late Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, from Latin fūlīgō soot

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