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darken

dark·en

darken

 
pronunciation:
dar kn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: darkened, darkening, darkens
definition 1: to cause to be dark or darker.
Clouds darkened the summer sky.
antonyms:
illuminate, light, lighten
similar words:
blacken, cloud
definition 2: to become dark.
The room darkened when the sun went behind a cloud.Her face darkened with disappointment.
antonyms:
bleach, illuminate, light, lighten
derivation: darkener (n.)
Word Parts
The word darken contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.