- to make dark or darker
- to make blind
not darken someone's door
verbdark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens
- a. To make dark or darker.b. To give a darker hue to.
- To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
- To render vague or uncertain; obscure: The sudden drop in stock prices darkened the future for investors.
- To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the family's good name.
(third-person singular simple present darkens, present participle darkening, simple past and past participle darkened)
- To make dark or darker by reducing light.
- (intransitive) To become dark or darker (having less light).
- To make dark or darker in colour.
- (intransitive) To become dark or darker in colour.
- To render gloomy, darker in mood
- (intransitive) To become gloomy, darker in mood
- To blind, impair eyesight
- (intransitive) To be blinded, loose clear vision
- To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
- To make foul; to sully; to tarnish.