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aurify

[ awr-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈɔr əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), au·ri·fied, au·ri·fy·ing.

to cause to appear golden; gild: Dawn came, and sunlight aurified the lead-gray ocean.
to transmute into gold.

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Origin of aurify

First recorded in 1645–55; auri-1 + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM aurify

au·rif·ic [aw-rif-ik], /ɔˈrɪf ɪk/, adjectiveau·ri·fi·ca·tion, noun
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