intr.v. nid·i·fied, nid·i·fy·ing, nid·i·fies
To build a nest.
[Latin nīdificāre : nīdus, nest; see sed- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]
nid′i·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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