From Old French damnifier, from Latin damnifico.
damnify (third-person singular simple present damnifies, present participle damnifying, simple past and past participle damnified)
- (obsolete) To damage physically; 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 […]
- (law) To cause injuries or loss to.
law: to cause injury or loss