rubescent


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ru·bes·cent

 (ro͞o-bĕs′ənt)
adj.
Turning red; reddening.

[Latin rubēscēns, rubēscent-, present participle of rubēscere, to grow red, inchoative of rubēre, to be red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ru·bes′cence n.

rubescent

(ruːˈbɛsənt)
adj
literary reddening; blushing
[C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red]
ruˈbescence n

ru•bes•cent

(ruˈbɛs ənt)

adj.
becoming red; blushing.
[1725–35; < Latin rubēscent-, s. of rubēscēns, present participle of rubēscere to redden, derivative of rubēre be red (derivative of ruber red); see -escent]
ru•bes′cence, n.
Translations

ru·bes·cent

a. ruborizado-a, que se enrojece.
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Sample words with /ss/ most frequently geminated included quintescence, rubescent, luminescent, and essaim, while blesser, dessin, osciller, and baisser were well down the list.
Sunrise like a reddened ass every morning, whereas I have a weary winter sun still dawning, tinting the windowpane rubescent, impregnating the skyline with a pallid blush, tumbling through the loft window, flickering in the snowy blue of the cup, mingling with the smoke rings, finally touching the cornea, exploding in countless crimson droplets, raining like red dew in a white morning.