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rubescent

[ roo-bes-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. becoming red; blushing.


rubescent

/ ruːˈbɛsənt /

adjective

  1. literary.
    reddening; blushing


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Derived Forms

  • ruˈbescence, noun
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Other Words From

  • ru·bescence noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rubescent1

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

Origin of rubescent1

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

A shaft of noonday sunlight, coming through a side window, struck his hair and made a rubescent halo around his freckled face.

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