Definitions

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  • v. To darken; to make black or obscure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To darken; to make black; to obscure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To darken; make dusky; obscure.
  • In entomology, clouded with brown; darkened with a fuscous shade or cloud: as, apex of the wing infuscate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. darken with a brownish tinge, as of insect wings

Etymologies

Latin infuscatus, past participle of infuscare; prefix in- in + fuscare to make dark, from fuscus dark. (Wiktionary)

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  • Infuscate (adjective) means clouded or darkened (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 13, 2011