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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sadden \Sad"den\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddened; p. pr. & vb. n. Saddening.] To make sad. Specifically: (a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] (b) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth. (c) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful. [1913 Webster] Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene. --Pope. [1913 Webster]