verb (used without object), nid·i·fied, nid·i·fy·ing.

Origin of nidify

1650–60; < Latin nīdificāre to build a nest, equivalent to nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -ificāre -ify Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nidify


nidificate (ˈnɪdɪfɪˌkeɪt)

verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating or -cated

(intr) (of a bird) to make or build a nest
Derived Formsnidification, noun

Word Origin for nidify

C17: from Latin nīdificāre, from nīdus a nest + facere to make
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