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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shade; to darken; to cloud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To shade; to darken; to cloud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overshadow; shade; darken; cloud.
  • In zoology, lying under a projecting part: specifically said of the abdomen when it is concealed under the posterior thoracic segments, as in certain Arachnida.


Latin obumbratus, past participle of obumbrare to overshadow, cloud; ob + umbrare to shade. (Wiktionary)


  • Boars; Structures in themfelves beautiful, but at the Expence of that noble Roman Way, the Via Iceno - rum, that leads through the Parifh, which they nar - row and obumbrate. —

    Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects


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