9 letter word starting with ni

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niccolite noun A mineral of a copper-red color and metallic luster; an arsenide of nickel; — called also coppernickel, kupfernickel.
nickeline noun An alloy of nickel, a variety of German silver., Niccolite.
nickelous adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, those compounds of nickel in which, as contrasted with the nickelic compounds, the metal has a lower valence; as, nickelous oxide.
nicknamed imp. & past participle of Nickname
nicotiana noun A genus of American and Asiatic solanaceous herbs, with viscid foliage and funnel-shaped blossoms. Several species yield tobacco. See Tobacco.
nicotinic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; — used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.
nictation noun the act of winking; nictitation.
nictitate verb i. To wink; to nictate.
nidulated imp. & past participle of Nidulate
niggardly adjective Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy; niggard., In a niggard manner.
nightfall noun The close of the day.
nightgown noun A loose gown used for undress; also, a gown used for a sleeping garnment.
nightless adjective Having no night.
nightlong adjective Lasting all night.
nightmare noun A fiend or incubus formerly supposed to cause trouble in sleep., A condition in sleep usually caused by improper eating or by digestive or nervous troubles, and characterized by a sense of extreme uneasiness or discomfort (as of weight on the chest or stomach, impossibility of motion or speech, etc.), or by frightful or oppressive dreams, from which one wakes after extreme anxiety, in a troubled state of mind; incubus., Hence, any overwhelming, oppressive, or stupefying influence.
nighttime noun The time from dusk to dawn; — opposed to daytime.
nightward adjective Approaching toward night.
nigritude noun Blackness; the state of being black.
nigrosine noun A dark blue dyestuff, of the induline group; — called also azodiphenyl blue.
nilometer noun An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during its periodical flood.
niloscope noun A Nilometer.
nine-bark noun A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, / Spiraea, opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.
nine-eyes noun The lamprey.
nineholes noun pl. A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled.
ninepence noun An old English silver coin, worth nine pence., A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents.
ninescore adjective Nine times twenty, or one hundred and eighty., The product of nine times twenty; ninescore units or objects.
ninetieth adjective Next in order after the eighty-ninth., Constituting or being one of ninety equal parts., The quotient of a unit divided by ninety; one of ninety equal parts of anything., The next in order after the eighty-ninth.
nipperkin noun A small cup.
nippingly adverb In a nipping manner.
nippitate adjective Peculiary strong and good; — said of ale or liquor.
nippitato noun Strong liquor.
nitratine noun A mineral occurring in transparent crystals, usually of a white, sometimes of a reddish gray, or lemon-yellow, color; native sodium nitrate. It is used in making nitric acid and for manure. Called also soda niter.
nitrifier noun An agent employed in nitrification.
nitrified imp. & past participle of Nitrify
nitroform noun A nitro derivative of methane, analogous to chloroform, obtained as a colorless oily or crystalline substance, CH.(NO2)3, quite explosive, and having well-defined acid properties.
nitroleum noun Nitroglycerin.