tenebrific


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ten·e·brif·ic

 (tĕn′ə-brĭf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Serving to obscure or darken.
2. Gloomy; dark.

[Latin tenebrae, darkness + -fic.]
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tenebrific

(ˌtɛnɪˈbrɪfɪk)
adj
causing darkness
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ten•e•brif•ic

(ˌtɛn əˈbrɪf ɪk)

adj.
producing darkness.
[1640–50; < Latin tenebr(ae) darkness + -i- + -fic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tenebrific - dark and gloomy; "a tenebrous cave"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
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tenebrific

adjective
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