Definition: To darken or conceal partially; to overshadow

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Seven Men - By Max Beerbohm
...A page torn from a sketch-book of which I filled several pages with efforts to adumbrate Enoch Soames soon after my first meeting with that `` dim " personage in ' 93 ....
stop thief - By V. M. Masten
...Spread any metropolitan daily, any day, and its flare-type captions will give indubitable answer; answer that can not be amplified in a brochure, but that can be put in a comparative word with statistics which adumbrate a constantly lowering national fiber and tone ....