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ebonize

[eb-uh-nahyz] /ˈɛb əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), ebonized, ebonizing.
1.
to stain or finish black in imitation of ebony.
Also, especially British, ebonise.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; ebon(y) + -ize
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ebonize

/ˈɛbəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to stain or otherwise finish in imitation of ebony
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