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Definitions of darken

  1. To make dark; to shut out the light from; to obscure; to make gloomy; as, the misfortunes of war darken many homes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To make dark: to render ignorant: to sully. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To make dark. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To grow or darker. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To become dark. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To grow dark. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. make dark or darker; "darken a room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. become dark or darker; "The sky darkened" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. tarnish or stain; "a scandal that darkened the family's good name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To make dark; to obscure; to deprive of vision; to render gloomy; to render ignorant or stupid; to perplex; to render less clear or intelligible; to make foul. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To deprive of light; to obscure; to render gloomy; to render ignorant or stupid; to render less white; to tan; to grow dark. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. To make or grow dark or darker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cast a gloom upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make foul; to sully; to tarnish. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for darken

  1. In the mornings the sun burnt down upon the city with a heat that scorched and consumed; but then clouds heavy and horrible would roll together from all quarters of the heavens, and early in the afternoon the air would darken and a storm of thunder and lightning, and furious, hissing rain would fall upon the streets. – The Great Return by Arthur Machen
  2. She was horrified to see his face darken with sudden pain. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
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