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damnify

[dam-nuh-fahy] /ˈdæm nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), damnified, damnifying. Law.
1.
to cause loss or damage to.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Middle French damnifier, Old French < Late Latin damnificāre, derivative of Latin damnific(us) harmful, equivalent to damn(um) damage + -ificus (see -i-, -fic); see -ify
Related forms
undamnified, adjective
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damnify

/ˈdæmnɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(law) to cause loss or damage to (a person); injure
Derived Forms
damnification, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French damnifier, ultimately from Latin damnum harm, + facere to make
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