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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·night·ed /bɪˈnaɪtəd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 be·night v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Benighting.]
 1. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure. [Archaic]
    The clouds benight the sky.   --Garth.
 2. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.
    Some virgin, sure, . . . benighted in these woods.   --Milton.
 3. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.
 Shall we to men benighted
 The lamp of life deny ?   --Heber.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted)
             travelers hurrying toward home" [syn: nighted]
      2: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this
         benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and
         superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history
         of education" [syn: dark]