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"Emplumado" is a form of "emplumar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to adorn with feathers". Learn more about "emplumar" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to decorate with feathers)
a. to adorn with feathers
El diseñador emplumó los vestidos de las modelos para darles un toque tropical.The designer adorned the models' dresses with feathers to give them a tropical touch.
2. (to torture)
a. to tar and feather
Antiguamente se emplumaba a quienes cometían ciertos delitos.In the past, those who committed certain crimes were tarred and feathered.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to develop feathers)
a. to grow feathers
El pájaro aún está emplumando porque es muy joven.The bird is still growing feathers because it is very young.
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