darken definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce dark or darker.
    • to provide a darker hue to.
    • To fill with despair; make gloomy.
    • To make vague or uncertain; obscure: The unexpected drop in stock costs darkened the near future for investors.
    • To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the household's great title.
    • to help make dark or black; to rob of light; to obscure.
    • To make dim; to rob of vision.
    • To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less obvious or intelligible.
    • To throw a gloom upon.
    • to help make nasty; to sully; to tarnish.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be dark or darker.
    • to cultivate or darker.
  • verb:
    • to help make dark or darker by decreasing light.
    • To become dark or darker (having less light).
    • to create dark or darker in colour.
    • to be dark or darker in color.
    • To make gloomy, dark(er) of mood
    • to be depressing, dark of mood
    • To blind, impair eyesight
    • become blinded, loose obvious eyesight
    • become dark or darker
    • make dark or deeper
    • tarnish or stain
  • others:
    • To grow black or darker.
    • To grow less white or obvious; believe a darker hue or look: because, white report darkens as we grow older.
    • To rob of light; make dark or darker: because, to darken a room by shutting the shutters.
    • To confuse or shut-out the light of.
    • To make less white or obvious; provide a darker hue to: as, experience of the sunlight darkens the skin.
    • To confuse or cloud this is or intelligence of; perplex; render unclear or unsure.
    • To make depressing; sadden.
    • To deprive of eyesight; hit with loss of sight.
    • Hence To rob of intellectual or religious light; sink in darkness or ignorance.
    • To sully; make foul; make less brilliant or lustrous.
    • to cover; conceal.

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