rubescent

[ roo-bes-uh nt ]
/ ruˈbɛs ənt /

adjective

becoming red; blushing.

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

Related forms

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

rubescent

/ (ruːˈbɛsənt) /

adjective

literary reddening; blushing

Derived Forms

rubescence, noun

Word Origin for rubescent

C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red
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Medicine definitions for rubescent

rubescent

[ rōō-bĕsənt ]

adj.

Turning red; reddening.
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