nidify

[ nid-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈnɪd əˌfaɪ /

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


Nearby words

  1. nidhogg,
  2. nidicolous,
  3. nidificate,
  4. nidification,
  5. nidifugous,
  6. nidus,
  7. nidus avis,
  8. nidwalden,
  9. niebuhr,
  10. niebuhr, barthold georg

Origin of nidify

1650–60; < Latin nīdificāre to build a nest, equivalent to nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -ificāre -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for nidify

nidify

nidificate (ˈnɪdɪfɪˌkeɪt)

/ (ˈnɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

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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