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Benight Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    benight v
  1. overtake with darkness or night
  2. envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"
  3. make difficult to perceive by sight; "The foliage of the huge tree obscures the view of the lake" [syn: obscure, bedim]
Benight Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Benight \Be*night"\ (b[-e]*n[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Benighting.]
  1. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure. [Archaic] The clouds benight the sky. --Garth.
  2. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task. Some virgin, sure, . . . benighted in these woods. --Milton.
  3. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light. Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life deny ? --Heber.

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