Infuscate In*fus"cate, v. t. [L. infuscatus, p. p. of infuscare; pref. in- in + fuscare to make dark, fr. fuscus dark.] To darken; to make black; to obscure. [1913 Webster]

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  • infuscate — [in fus′kāt΄idin fus′kit, in fus′kāt΄] adj. [L infuscatus, pp. of infuscare, to make dark, obscure < in , in + fuscare, to darken < fuscus, dark < IE base * dhus : see FURY] darkened or tinged with brown: said as of the wings of an… …   English World dictionary

  • infuscate — adj. [L. in, into; fuscus, dark] Darkened with a brownish tinge; smoky gray brown …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • infuscate — /in fus kayt, kit/, adj. Entomol. darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge. Also, infuscated. [1640 50; < L infuscatus ptp. of infuscare to darken, discolor. See IN 2, FUSCOUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • infuscate — clouded or tinged with brown; obscured; cloudy brown colour Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • infuscate — in·fus·cate …   English syllables

  • infuscate — /ɪnˈfʌskeɪt/ (say in fuskayt) adjective (of insects) darkened with a fuscous or brownish shade. Also, infuscated. {Latin infuscātus, past participle, darkened} …   Australian English dictionary

  • infuscate — verb darken with a brownish tinge, as of insect wings • Hypernyms: ↑discolor • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • infuscate(d) —   a. brownish; obscured …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • in|fus|cat|ed — «ihn FUHS kay tihd», adjective. = infuscate. (Cf. ↑infuscate) …   Useful english dictionary

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