Definition of ebonize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈebəˌnīz/


[with object]
1Make (furniture) look like ebony: there was a way to actually ebonize a tannin rich wood like walnut
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  • An example is the suite of ebonized furniture he made for John Taylor Johnston about 1860.
  • Several lots will appeal to those with a taste for Continental ebonised furniture.
  • The gadrooned column and lobed bun feet of the games table illustrated in Figure 5 are typical of the heavy silhouettes associated with the late 1820s and the 1830s, and the use of ebony or ebonized wood emphasizes these elements.
1.1Make black or dark: I apply the ink to ebonize the pieces
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  • Overhead, vultures ebonize the sky.
  • Black Catholics—lay women and men, sisters, brothers, priests—were not long in identifying the need and ways to ebonize features of a Catholic Christian way of life.
  • The African sun is sufficient to ebonize the fairest complexion.

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Syllabification: eb·on·ize

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