infuscate

[ in-fuhs-keyt, -kit ]

adjectiveEntomology.
  1. darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge.

Origin of infuscate

1
First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin infuscātus, past participle of infuscāre “to darken, discolor”; see in-2, fuscous, -ate1
  • Also in·fus·cat·ed [in-fuhs-key-tid] /ɪnˈfʌs keɪ tɪd/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for infuscate

infuscate

infuscated

/ (ɪnˈfʌskeɪt) /


adjective
  1. (esp of the wings of an insect) tinged with brown

Origin of infuscate

1
C17: from Latin infuscāre to darken, from fuscus dark

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