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French incarnadine, Italian incarnadino, a variant of incarnadito (flesh color), from incarnato (incarnate), from Latin incarnari (be made flesh), from in + cano (flesh).

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  • IPA: /ɪn'kɑ:nədaɪn/

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Incarnadine (comparative more Incarnadine, superlative most Incarnadine)

Positive
Incarnadine

Comparative
more Incarnadine

Superlative
most Incarnadine

  1. Of the blood red colour of raw flesh.
  2. Of a general red colour
    • 1992: ‘Basically I am a very good person.’ This from the latest serial killer – destined for the chair, they say – who, with incarnadine axe, recently dispatched half a dozen registered nurses in Texas. — Donna Tartt, The Secret History
    • 1955: 'The chaplain glanced at the bridge table that served as his desk and saw only the abomanible orange-red, pear-shaped, plum tomato he had obtained that same morning from Colonel Cathcart, still lying on its side where he had forgotten it like an indestructible and incarnadine symbol of his own ineptitude.' - Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Singular
Incarnadine

Plural
Incarnadines

Incarnadine (plural Incarnadines)
  1. The blood red colour of raw flesh.
    Incarnadine colour:   
  2. Red in general

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Infinitive
to Incarnadine

Third person singular
Incarnadines

Simple past
incarnadined

Past participle
incarnadined

Present participle
incarnadining

to Incarnadine (third-person singular simple present Incarnadines, present participle incarnadining, simple past and past participle incarnadined)
  1. to cause to be the blood-red colour of raw flesh
    • The multitudinous seas incarnadine ... - Macbeth, Shakespeare.
  2. to cause to be red or crimson

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fr:incarnadine vi:incarnadine zh:incarnadine

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