Etymology
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adumbrate (v.)

1580s, "to outline, to sketch," from Latin adumbratus "sketched, shadowed in outline," also "feigned, unreal, sham, fictitious," past participle of adumbrare "cast a shadow over;" in painting, "to represent (a thing) in outline," from ad "to" (see ad-) + umbrare "to cast in shadow," from PIE root *andho- "blind; dark" (see umbrage). Meaning "to overshadow" is from 1660s in English. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.

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Definitions of adumbrate

adumbrate (v.)
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of;
Synonyms: sketch / outline
adumbrate (v.)
give to understand;
Synonyms: intimate / insinuate
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