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 (ăd′əm-brāt′, ə-dŭm′-)
tr.v. ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing, ad·um·brates
1. To give a sketchy outline of.
2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
3. To disclose partially or guardedly.
4. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.

[Latin adumbrāre, adumbrāt-, to represent in outline : ad-, ad- + umbra, shadow.]

ad′um·bra′tion n.
ad·um′bra·tive (ə-dŭm′brə-tĭv) adj.
ad·um′bra·tive·ly adv.
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Adj.1.adumbrative - indistinctly propheticadumbrative - indistinctly prophetic    
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
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