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in·car·na·dine(ĭn-kär′nə-dīn′, -dēn′, -dĭn)
1. Of a fleshy pink color.
tr.v. in·car·na·dined, in·car·na·din·ing, in·car·na·dines
To make incarnadine, especially to redden.
[French incarnadin, from Italian incarnadino, variant of incarnatino, diminutive of incarnato : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + carne, flesh (from Latin carō, carn-; see incarnate).]
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(tr) to tinge or stain with red
(Colours) of a pinkish or reddish colour similar to that of flesh or blood
[C16: from French incarnadin flesh-coloured, from Italian, from Late Latin incarnātus made flesh, incarnate]
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in•car•na•dine(ɪnˈkɑr nəˌdaɪn, -dɪn, -ˌdin)
adj., v. -dined, -din•ing. adj.
1. blood-red; crimson.
3. to make incarnadine.
[1585–95; < Middle French, feminine of incarnadin flesh-colored < Italian incarnatino=incarnat(o) made flesh (see incarnate) + -ino -ine1]
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incarnadine- Can mean "flesh-colored or pink," but also "crimson, blood-red."
See also related terms for pink.
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Past participle: incarnadined
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