benight

Definitions of benight
  1. verb
    overtake with darkness or night
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    type of:
    overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  2. verb
    make darker and difficult to perceive by sight
    synonyms: bedim
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    type of:
    darken
    make dark or darker
  3. verb
    envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness
    “The benighted peoples of this area”
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    type of:
    enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap
    enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
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