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fuliginous

[fyoo-lij-uh-nuh s] /fyuˈlɪdʒ ə nəs/
adjective
1.
sooty; smoky:
the fuliginous air hanging over an industrial city.
2.
of the color of soot, as dark gray, dull brown, black, etc.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, equivalent to fūlīgin- (stem of fūlīgō) soot + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
fuliginously, adverb
fuliginousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fuliginousness

fuliginous

/fjuːˈlɪdʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
sooty or smoky
2.
of the colour of soot; dull greyish-black or brown
Derived Forms
fuliginously, adverb
fuliginousness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin fūlīginōsus full of soot, from Latin fūlīgō soot
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