or in·fus·cat·ed

[ in-fuhs-keyt, -kit or in-fuhs-key-tid ]
/ ɪnˈfʌs keɪt, -kɪt or ɪnˈfʌs keɪ tɪd /

adjective Entomology.

darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge.


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Origin of infuscate

1640–50; < Latin infuscātus past participle of infuscāre to darken, discolor. See in-2, fuscous, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for infuscate



/ (ɪnˈfʌskeɪt) /


(esp of the wings of an insect) tinged with brown

Word Origin for infuscate

C17: from Latin infuscāre to darken, from fuscus dark
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