verb (used with object), be·dimmed, be·dim·ming.

to make dim; darken; obscure.

Origin of bedim

First recorded in 1560–70; be- + dim
Related formsun·be·dimmed, adjective

Synonyms for bedim

Antonyms for bedim Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bedim

darken, overcast, adumbrate, fog, fade, becloud, obscure, mist, cloud, gloom

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British Dictionary definitions for bedim


verb -dims, -dimming or -dimmed

(tr) to make dim or obscure
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Word Origin and History for bedim

1560s, from be- + dim (adj.). Related: Bedimmed; bedimming.

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