Definitions for darkenˈdɑr kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dark•enˈdɑr kən(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to make or become dark or darker.

  2. to make or become obscure.

  3. to make or become less white or clear in color.

  4. to make or become gloomy; sadden or dampen.

  5. to make or become clouded, furrowed, etc., as with worry or anger.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. darken(verb)

    become dark or darker

    "The sky darkened"

  2. darken(verb)

    tarnish or stain

    "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"

  3. darken(verb)

    make dark or darker

    "darken a room"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. darken(verb)ˈdɑr kən

    to become or make darker

    as the sky darkened; She darkened her hair.


  1. darken(Verb)

    To make dark or darker by reducing light.

  2. darken(Verb)

    To become dark or darker (having less light).

  3. darken(Verb)

    To make dark or darker in colour.

  4. darken(Verb)

    To become dark or darker in colour.

  5. darken(Verb)

    To render gloomy, dark(er) of mood

  6. darken(Verb)

    To become gloomy, dark of mood

  7. darken(Verb)

    To blind, impair eyesight

  8. darken(Verb)

    To be blinded, loose clear vision

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darken(adj)

    to make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room

  2. Darken(adj)

    to render dim; to deprive of vision

  3. Darken(adj)

    to cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible

  4. Darken(adj)

    to cast a gloom upon

  5. Darken(adj)

    to make foul; to sully; to tarnish

  6. Darken(verb)

    to grow or darker


  1. Darken

    Darken is a completed webcomic set in a Dungeons & Dragons-style fantasy world, featuring a cast of morally ambiguous or outright evil characters led by Gort, lord of hellfire. It is based on a story by Mike Foulks. Darken is one of the more popular members of Cornstalker Webcomic Collective. It was originally a member of Comicgenesis since its creation in December 2003 and was later a member of Keenspot from July 2006 until January 2010. It ended on October 17th, and the artist went on to make a new comic, Widdershins.

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to make or become dark or darker.

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