Be*night" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Benighting.]


To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.


The clouds benight the sky. Garth.


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.


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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