darken definition by Webster's New World
to become dark or darker
- to make dark or darker
- to make blind
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- darkener noun
darken definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb dark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens verb, transitive
- 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.
To become dark or darker.
- darkˈen·er noun
darken - Phrases/Idioms
not darken someone's door
not come to someone's home