Den"i*grate (?), v. t. [L. denigrare; de- + nigrare to blacken, niger black.]

1.

To blacken thoroughly; to make very black.

Boyle.

2.

Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame.

[R.]

To denigrate the memory of Voltaire. Morley.

 

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