damnify

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From Old French damnifier, from Latin damnifico.

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damnify (third-person singular simple present damnifies, present participle damnifying, simple past and past participle damnified)

  1. (obsolete) Physically to damage; to injure.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      he saw himselfe so freshly reare, / As if late fight had nought him damnifyde [...].
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I:
      The infectious raines most damnifying the poore saylers, who must be upon the decks to hand in their sailes, abiding the brunt [...].
  2. (law) To cause injuries or loss to.

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