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erubescent

Line breaks: eru|bes¦cent
Pronunciation: /ˌɛrʊˈbɛs(ə)nt/

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Definition of erubescent in English:

adjective

rare
Reddening; blushing.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin erubescent- 'blushing', from the verb erubescere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + rubescere 'redden' (from rubere 'be red').

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