Pronounced: dih-FILE (or dih-FIE-uhl), verb
Notes: If you’re thinking that I posted an easy word, this is not the word that means “to contaminate”. Although that word is spelled and pronounced the same, it has a different meaning and a different origin that today’s word. Do you know it?
The word velutinous means “soft and smooth like velvet”
Short and simple: the word is from the Latin word veluntum (velvet).
This word came into English in the mid-1800s