nigrify

nigrify

[nig-ruh-fahy]
verb (used with object), nigrified, nigrifying.
to blacken.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin nigrificāre to make black, blacken, equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger) black + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy

nigrification, noun
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nigrify

verb
make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened" [syn: blacken] [ant: white
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