Definition of ebonize in English:


(British ebonise)


[with object]
  • 1Make (furniture) look like ebony.

    ‘there was a way to actually ebonize a tannin rich wood like walnut’
    1. 1.1Make black or dark.
      ‘dark and boiling thunderclouds would ebonize the sky’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It may be that in the faint candle light the improvised cook of the party ebonizes the flapjacks and puts mourning edges on the bacon.’