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em·brown

 (ĕm-broun′)
tr.v. em·browned, em·brown·ing, em·browns
1. To make brown or dusky.
2. To darken.

embrown

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

em•brown

(ɛmˈbraʊn)

v.t.
to make brown; darken.
[1660–70]
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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Now are they gone: a change is in the light, The iridescent ranges wane, The waters spread: ere fall of night The red-prowed shallop will have passed from sight And the stone Venus by herself remain Ironical above that wide, embrowning plain.
If the UK had just suffered another very dry winter like the last two, then there might well be some substance to the forthright claims of an arid summer with our parks and gardens embrowning and withering," he said.