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Meaning of ADUMBRATE

Pronunciation:  ad'umbreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  2. [v]  describe roughly or briefly; "sketch the outline of the book"

ADUMBRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: insinuate, intimate, outline, sketch
 See Also: block out, depict, describe, draw, hint, suggest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*um"brate\, v. t. [L. adumbratus, p. p. of
adumbrare; ad + umbrare to shade; umbra shadow.]
1. To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to
   outline; to shadow forth.

         Both in the vastness and the richness of the visible
         universe the invisible God is adumbrated. --L.

2. To overshadow; to shade.

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