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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·um·brate /ˈædəmˌbret, æˈdʌm-/
 (vt.)畫輪廓,預示

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·um·brate v. t.
 1. To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
    Both in the vastness and the richness of the visible universe the invisible God is adumbrated.   --L. Taylor.
 2. To overshadow; to shade.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 adumbrate
      v 1: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or
           summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline
           his ideas" [syn: sketch, outline]
      2: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his
         wife" [syn: intimate, insinuate]