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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darken  \Dark"en\  (d[aum]rk"'n),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Darkened} 
  (-'nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Darkening}  (-n*[i^]ng).]  [AS. 
  deorcian  See  {Dark},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  dark  or  black;  to  deprive  of  light;  to  obscure; 
  as  a  darkened  room 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  darkened 
  adj  1:  (of  fabrics  and  paper)  grown  dark  in  color  over  time;  "the 
  darkened  margins  of  the  paper" 
  2:  become  or  made  dark  by  lack  of  light;  "a  darkened  house"; 
  "the  darkened  theater" 




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