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dark-field microscope
dark-fruited
dark-gray
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dark-haired
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DARK; DARKNESS
Darken
Darkened
darkener
darkey
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darkie
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darkle
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darkling beetle
darkling groung beetle
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darkroom

Darkening definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

D'ARKENING, ppr. Depriving of light; obscuring; making black or less white or clear; clouding.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over; "the darkening sky" n
1: changing to a darker color [syn: blackening, darkening]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Darkening Dark"en*ing, n. Twilight; gloaming. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Wright.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Moby Thesaurus

blackening, blocking the light, burial, burying, clouding, concealedness, concealment, covering, covering up, covertness, deception, denigration, dimming, eclipsing, extinguishment, hiddenness, hiding, interment, invisibility, masking, melanization, mystification, nigrification, obfuscation, obnubilation, obscuration, obscurement, obumbration, occultation, occulting, overcast, overclouding, overshading, overshadowing, overshadowment, putting away, screening, secrecy, secretion, shading, shadowing, smirch, smirching, smudge, smudging, smut, smutch, smutching, subterfuge, uncommunicativeness



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