[ nahy-gres-uhnt ]
/ naɪˈgrɛs ənt /
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tending toward black; blackish.
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Origin of nigrescent
OTHER WORDS FROM nigrescentni·gres·cence, noun
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Nigrescent, nī-gres′ent, adj. growing black or dark: approaching to blackness.
British Dictionary definitions for nigrescent
/ (naɪˈɡrɛsənt) /
Derived forms of nigrescentnigrescence, noun
Word Origin for nigrescent
C18: from Latin nigrescere to grow black, from niger black; see Negro 1
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