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rubescent

[ roo-bes-uhnt ]
/ ruˈbɛs ənt /
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adjective
becoming red; blushing.
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Origin of rubescent

1725–35; <Latin rubēscent- (stem of rubēscēns, present participle of rubēscere to redden), equivalent to rub(ēre) to be red (derivative of ruber red; see ruby) + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM rubescent

ru·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rubescent

rubescent
/ (ruːˈbɛsənt) /

adjective
literary reddening; blushing

Derived forms of rubescent

rubescence, noun

Word Origin for rubescent

C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red
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