Meaning of adumbrate

ad•um•brate

Pronunciation: (a-dum'brāt, ad'um-brāt"), [key]
— -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
  1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
  2. to foreshadow; prefigure.
  3. to darken or conceal partially; overshadow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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