nigrescence(redirected from Negrescence)
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1. The process of becoming black or dark.
2. Blackness or darkness, as of complexion.
[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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the process of becoming black; blackness, as of the skin. — nigrescent, adj.See also: Blackening and Blackness
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