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rubescent

[roo-bes-uh nt] /ruˈbɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
becoming red; blushing.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin rubēscent- (stem of rubēscēns, present participle of rubēscere to redden), equivalent to rub(ēre) to be red (derivative of ruber red; see ruby) + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent
Related forms
rubescence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rubescent

rubescent

/ruːˈbɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(literary) reddening; blushing
Derived Forms
rubescence, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red
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rubescent in Medicine

rubescent ru·bes·cent (rōō-běs'ənt)
adj.
Turning red; reddening.

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