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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. changing to a darker color;
[syn: blackening, darkening]


1. becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over;
- Example: "the darkening sky"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Darken \Dark"en\ (d[aum]rk"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darkened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Darkening (-n*[i^]ng).] [AS. deorcian. See Dark, a.] 1. To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room. [1913 Webster] They [locusts] covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened. --Ex. x. 15. [1913 Webster] So spake the Sovran Voice; and clouds began To darken all the hill. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To render dim; to deprive of vision. [1913 Webster] Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. --Rom. xi. 10. [1913 Webster] 3. To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible. [1913 Webster] Such was his wisdom that his confidence did seldom darkenhis foresight. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? --Job. xxxviii. 2. [1913 Webster] 4. To cast a gloom upon. [1913 Webster] With these forced thoughts, I prithee, darken not The mirth of the feast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To make foul; to sully; to tarnish. [1913 Webster] I must not think there are Evils enough to darken all his goodness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Darkening \Dark"en*ing\, n. Twilight; gloaming. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

darkening adj 1: becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over; "the darkening sky" n 1: changing to a darker color [syn: blackening, darkening]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "darkening": blackening, blocking the light, burial, burying, clouding, concealedness, concealment, covering, covering up, covertness, deception, denigration, dimming, eclipsing, extinguishment, hiddenness, hiding, interment, invisibility, masking, melanization, mystification, nigrification, obfuscation, obnubilation, obscuration, obscurement, obumbration, occultation, occulting, overcast, overclouding, overshading, overshadowing, overshadowment, putting away, screening, secrecy, secretion, shading, shadowing, smirch, smirching, smudge, smudging, smut, smutch, smutching, subterfuge, uncommunicativeness