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obumbrate

[ ob-uhm-breyt ]
/ 蓲b藞蕦m bre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ob路um路brat路ed, ob路um路brat路ing.
to darken, overshadow, or cloud.
adjective
Obsolete. overshadowed, darkened.
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Origin of obumbrate

First recorded in 1505鈥15; from Latin obumbr膩tus, past participle of obumbr膩re; see obumbrant, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM obumbrate

ob路um路bra路tion, noun

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