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nidify

[ nid-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞n瑟d 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used without object), nid路i路fied, nid路i路fy路ing.
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Origin of nidify

1650鈥60; <Latin n墨dific膩re to build a nest, equivalent to n墨d- (stem of n墨dus) nest + -ific膩re-ify
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British Dictionary definitions for nidify

nidify

nidificate (藞n瑟d瑟f瑟藢ke瑟t)

/ (藞n瑟d瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating or -cated
(intr) (of a bird) to make or build a nest

Derived forms of nidify

nidification, noun

Word Origin for nidify

C17: from Latin n墨dific膩re, from n墨dus a nest + facere to make
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