Darken

Definition of Darken

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

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