infuscate

[ in-fuhs-keyt, -kit ]
/ ɪnˈfʌs keɪt, -kɪt /

adjective Entomology.

darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge.

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Origin of infuscate

First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin infuscātus, past participle of infuscāre “to darken, discolor”; see in-2, fuscous, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for infuscate

infuscate

infuscated

/ (ɪnˈfʌskeɪt) /

adjective

(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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