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An adaptation of adumbrant-, the oblique stem of the Latin adumbrāns, the present active participle of adumbrō (I cast a shadow upon).


adumbrant (comparative more adumbrant, superlative most adumbrant)

  1. Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance; shadowing forth.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adumbrant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)