Nigrescent Ni*gres"cent, a. [L. nigrescens, p. pr. of nigrescere to grow black, fr. niger black. See {Negro}.] Growing black; changing to a black color; approaching to blackness. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • nigrescent — [nī gres′ənt] adj. [L nigrescens, prp. of nigrescere, to grow black < niger, black] Now Rare 1. becoming or tending to become black 2. blackish nigrescence n …   English World dictionary

  • nigrescent — nigrescence, n. /nuy gres euhnt/, adj. tending toward black; blackish. [1745 55; < L nigrescent (s. of nigrescens, prp. of nigrescere to turn black, grow dark), equiv. to nigr (s. of niger) black + escent (see ESCE, ENT)] * * * …   Universalium

  • nigrescent — [nɪ grɛs(ə)nt, nʌɪ ] adjective rare blackish. Derivatives nigrescence noun Origin C18: from L. nigrescent , nigrescere grow black , from niger, nigr black …   English new terms dictionary

  • nigrescent — ni•gres•cent [[t]naɪˈgrɛs ənt[/t]] adj. tending toward black; blackish • Etymology: 1745–55; < L nigrēscent , s. of nigrēscēns, prp. of nigrēscere to turn black ni•gres′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

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  • nigrescent — ni·gres·cent …   English syllables

  • nigrescent — /naɪˈgrɛsənt/ (say nuy gresuhnt) adjective blackish. {Latin nigrescens, present participle, becoming black} –nigrescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • nigrescent —   a. becoming or somewhat black.    ♦ nigrescence, n.    ♦ nigrine, a. black.    ♦ nigrities, n. unusually dark colouring.    ♦ nigritude, n. blackness.    ♦ nigrous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • nigrescent — adj. blackish. Derivatives: nigrescence n. Etymology: L nigrescere grow black f. niger nigri black …   Useful english dictionary

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