Rubescent Ru*bes"cent, a. [L. rubescens, -entis, p. pr. of rubescere to grow red, v. incho from rubere to be red: cf. F. rubescent. See {Ruby}.] Growing or becoming red; tending to redness. [1913 Webster]

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  • rubescent — rubescent, ente [ rybesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1817; lat. rubescens, de rubescere « rougir » ♦ Didact. Qui devient rouge. Peau rubescente. ● rubescent, rubescente adjectif (latin rubescens) Littéraire. Qui devient rouge. ⇒RUBESCENT, ENTE, adj. Littér.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rubescent — rubescént adj. m., pl. rubescénţi; f. sg. rubescéntă, pl. rubescénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  RUBESCÉNT, Ă adj. (despre cicatrice) care devine roşu. (< fr. rubescent …   Dicționar Român

  • rubescent — rubescent, ente (ru bè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Terme didactique. Un peu rouge, qui commence à rougir. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. rubescere, devenir rouge …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • rubescent — [ro͞o bes′ənt] adj. [L rubescens, prp. of rubescere, to grow red < rubere, to redden < ruber,RED] becoming red; specif., blushing or flushing rubescence n …   English World dictionary

  • rubescent — rubescence, n. /rooh bes euhnt/, adj. becoming red; blushing. [1725 35; < L rubescent (s. of rubescens, prp. of rubescere to redden), equiv. to rub(ere) to be red (deriv. of ruber red; see RUBY) + esc inchoative suffix + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubescent — [rʊ bɛs(ə)nt] adjective chiefly literary reddening; blushing. Origin C18: from L. rubescent , rubescere redden , from ruber red …   English new terms dictionary

  • rubescent — ru•bes•cent [[t]ruˈbɛs ənt[/t]] adj. becoming red; blushing • Etymology: 1725–35; < L rubēscent , s. of rubēscēns, prp. of rubēscere to redden, der. of rubēre be red (der. of ruber red); see escent ru•bes′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • rubescent — ənt adjective Etymology: Latin rubescent , rubescens, present participle of rubescere to grow red, incho. of rubēre to be red; akin to Latin ruber red more at red : growing or becoming red : erubescent, reddening, flushing …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubescent — adj. [L. rubescere, to grow red] Being reddish, or becoming red …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rubescent — adjective turning red; reddening See Also: rubescence …   Wiktionary

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