Definition of obumbrate in English:

obumbrate

verb

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  • with object To overshadow; to shade, darken; to obscure. (literal and figurative).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Pylgrimage of Perfection. From classical Latin obumbrāt-, past participial stem of obumbrāre to overshadow, to shade, to darken, to obscure, in post-classical Latin also to prefigure, foreshadow from ob- + umbrāre. Compare earlier obumbrate, and later adumbrate, umbrate.

Pronunciation

obumbrate

/ɒˈbʌmbreɪt//əˈbʌmbreɪt/