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infuscate

[in-fuhs-keyt, -kit] /ɪnˈfʌs keɪt, -kɪt/
adjective, Entomology
1.
darkened with a fuscous or brownish tinge.
Also, infuscated.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin infuscātus past participle of infuscāre to darken, discolor. See in-2, fuscous, -ate1
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infuscate

/ɪnˈfʌskeɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of the wings of an insect) tinged with brown
Word Origin
C17: from Latin infuscāre to darken, from fuscus dark
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