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English Dictionary: adumbrate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adumbrate
v
  1. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
    Synonym(s): sketch, outline, adumbrate
  2. give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
    Synonym(s): intimate, adumbrate, insinuate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Adumbrate \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.
                                                                              Taylor.
  
      2. To overshadow; to shade.
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