damnify

verb
dam·ni·fy | \ ˈdam-nə-ˌfī \
damnified; damnifying

Definition of damnify 

transitive verb

: to cause loss or damage to

First Known Use of damnify

1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for damnify

Middle French damnifier, from Old French, from Late Latin damnificare, from Latin damnificus injurious, from damnum damage

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about damnify

Dictionary Entries near damnify

damned

damnedest

damnification

damnify

damning

damn it

damn near

Statistics for damnify

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for damnify

The first known use of damnify was in 1512

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on damnify

See words that rhyme with damnify

Comments on damnify

What made you want to look up damnify? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!