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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of becoming black or dark.
  • noun Blackness or darkness, as of complexion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of becoming black.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of becoming black or dark; blackening.
  • noun A dark complexion.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From nigrescent, blackish, from Latin nigrēscēns, nigrēscent-, present participle of nigrēscere, to become black, from niger, nigr-, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.]

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