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v. dark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens
a. To make dark or darker.
b. To give a darker hue to.
2. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
3. To render vague or uncertain; obscure: The sudden drop in stock prices darkened the future for investors.
4. To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the family's good name.
To become dark or darker.

dark′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darkening - changing to a darker colordarkening - changing to a darker color    
change of color - an act that changes the light that something reflects
obfuscation - darkening or obscuring the sight of something
Adj.1.darkening - becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over; "the darkening sky"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"