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Darken meaning

darken - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room.
  2. 2. To render dim; to deprive of vision.
  3. 3. To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
  4. 4. To cast a gloom upon.
  5. 5. To make foul; to sully; to tarnish.
  6. 6. To grow or darker.
  7. 7. To grow dark.
  8. 8. To make dark.

darken - examples of usage

  1. Those two documents are caused to cast their sombre shadows a long way ahead, and to darken all our future.
  2. Females of luteola tend also to darken somewhat in old age but not so much as males; females of ornata do not.
  3. In old males of luteola the skin becomes dark gray, bluish, or nearly black and much of the bright orange or red of the antebrachial scales and the green of the head is obliterated; the iris may also darken but in most specimens it retains some red.
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