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to shroud in physical, moral, or intellectual darknessto dazzle or deprive sight of
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|Verb||1.||benight - overtake with darkness or night|
|2.||benight - envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"|
|3.||benight - make darker and difficult to perceive by sight|
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"