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Adjective: darkening  daa(r)-ku-ning
  1. Becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over
    "the darkening sky"
Noun: darkening  daa(r)-ku-ning
  1. Changing to a darker colour
    - blackening
Verb: darken  daa(r)-kun
  1. Become dark or darker
    "The sky darkened"
     
  2. Tarnish or stain
    "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"
     
  3. Make dark or darker
    "darken a room"

Derived forms: darkenings

See also: dark

Type of: alter, change, change of color [US], change of colour [Brit, Cdn], defile, maculate, modify, stain, sully, tarnish

Antonym: brighten, lighten

Encyclopedia: Darkening

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