dam·​ni·​fy ˈdam-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce damnify (audio)
damnified; damnifying

transitive verb

: to cause loss or damage to

Word History


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

First Known Use

1512, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of damnify was in 1512

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Cite this Entry

“Damnify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damnify. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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