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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of becoming black.

Etymologies

From nigrescent, blackish, from Latin nigrēscēns, nigrēscent-, present participle of nigrēscere, to become black, from niger, nigr-, black.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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