benight definition

  • verb:
    • To overtake with night.
    • To be caught out-by oncoming night before reaching one's destination
    • To darken
    • overtake with darkness or evening
    • envelop with personal, intellectual, or ethical darkness
    • make darker and tough to perceive by picture
  • verb-transitive:
    • To include in darkness; to shroud using shades of evening; to obscure.
    • To overtake with night or darkness, especially ahead of the end of every day's trip or task.
    • To involve in ethical darkness, or lack of knowledge; to debar from intellectual light.
  • others:
    • To overtake with night.
    • To involve in darkness, as with the shades of night; shroud in gloom; overshadow; eclipse; figuratively, to involve in moral darkness or ignorance.

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