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ad·um·brate  audio  (dm-brt, -dm-) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing, ad·um·brates
  1. To give a sketchy outline of.
  2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
  3. To disclose partially or guardedly.
  4. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin adumbrre, adumbrt-, to represent in outline : ad-, ad- + umbra, shadow

OTHER FORMS:
adum·bration(Noun), ad·umbra·tive  (-dmbr-tv) KEY (Adjective), ad·umbra·tive·ly(Adverb)


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