ebonize

[ eb-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈɛb əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), eb·on·ized, eb·on·iz·ing.

to stain or finish black in imitation of ebony.

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Origin of ebonize

First recorded in 1875–80; ebon(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for ebonize

ebonize

ebonise

/ (ˈɛbəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to stain or otherwise finish in imitation of ebony
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