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nigrify

[ nig-ruh-fahy ]
/ 藞n瑟g r蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), nig路ri路fied, nig路ri路fy路ing.
to blacken.
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Origin of nigrify

First recorded 1650鈥60; from Latin nigrific膩re 鈥渢o make black, blacken,鈥 equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger ) 鈥渂lack鈥 + -i- connecting vowel + -fic膩re verbal suffix; see -i-, -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM nigrify

nig路ri路fi路ca路tion, noun
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