(law) To cause injury, damage, or loss to.
To harm by causing loss or damage.
1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I.
The infectious raines most damnifying the poore saylers, who must be upon the decks to hand in their sailes, abiding the brunt [...].
(law) To cause injuries or loss to.
Origin of damnify
- From Old French damnifier, from Latin damnifico.