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infuscation (countable and uncountable, plural infuscations)

  1. The act of darkening.
  2. The state of being dark; obscurity.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  3. A dark patch or marking.
    • 1959, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Bulletin
      We consider, until more specimens are discovered, interruptus as only a subspecies of poecilogaster as the major differences between the two are color intensity of the wing infuscations, and of pile and tomentum.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 infuscation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)