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tr.v. em·browned, em·brown·ing, em·browns
1. To make brown or dusky.
2. To darken.


vb (tr)
1. (Colours) to make brown
2. poetic to make dark or darker



to make brown; darken.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embrown - cause to darken
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
2.embrown - make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
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Neither sun, nor wind, nor all those vicissitudes of weather, to which the gipsies are more constantly exposed than any other people, could impair the bloom of her complexion or embrown her hands; and what is more remarkable, the rude manner in which she was reared only served to reveal that she must have sprung from something better than the Gitano stock; for she was extremely pleasing and courteous in conversation.