Nigrification Nig`ri*fi*ca"tion, n. [L. nigrificare to blacken; niger black + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {-fy}.] The act or process of making black. [R.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • nigrification — nigrifiˈcation rare 0. [f. L. nigrificāre: see next and ation.] ‘The act of making black’ (Johnson 1755) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nigrify — nigrification, n. /nig reuh fuy /, v.t., nigrified, nigrifying. to blacken. [1650 60; < L nigrificare to make black, blacken, equiv. to nigr (s. of niger) black + i I + ficare FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Blackness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Blackness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 blackness blackness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 darkness darkness &c.(want of light) ???. ???>421 Sgm: N 1 swartliness swartliness lividity dark color tone color …   English dictionary for students

  • darkening — Synonyms and related words: blackening, blocking the light, burial, burying, clouding, concealedness, concealment, covering, covering up, covertness, deception, denigration, dimming, eclipsing, extinguishment, hiddenness, hiding, interment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shading — Synonyms and related words: arrangement, atmosphere, balance, black spot, blackening, blocking the light, bloom, blooping, brushwork, clouding, color, composition, covering, curtaining, darkening, definition, denigration, design, dimming,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smirch — Synonyms and related words: aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bedarken, bedaub, begrime, bend sinister, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bespatter, bestain, black, black eye, black mark, blacken, blackening,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smudge — Synonyms and related words: afterdamp, ash, ashes, aspersion, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bedarken, bedaub, begrime, bend sinister, besmear, besmirch, besmutch, besoil, black, black eye, black mark, blackdamp, blacken,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smut — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisianism, X rated movie, air pollution, algae, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, attritus, autophyte, bawdiness, bawdry, bean, bedarken, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmutch, besoil, bestain, black, blacken,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nigrify — /ˈnɪgrəfaɪ/ (say nigruhfuy) verb (t) (nigrified, nigrifying) to make black. {Latin nigrificāre} –nigrification /nɪgrəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say nigruhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • nigrify — [nig′rə fī΄] vt. nigrified, nigrifying [L nigrificare < niger, black + facere, to make: see DO1] Rare to make black nigrification n …   English World dictionary

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