I. transitive verb (scumbled; scumbling) Etymology: perhaps frequentative of 2scum Date: 1798 1. a. to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a nearly dry brush b. to apply (a color) in this manner 2. to soften the lines or colors of (a drawing) by rubbing lightly II. noun Date: 1834 1. the act or effect of scumbling 2. a material used for scumbling

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