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darken

dark·en

darken

 
pronunciation:
dar kn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: darkened, darkening, darkens
definition 1: to cause to be dark or darker.
antonyms:
blanch, illuminate, light, lighten
similar words:
black, blacken, cloud, eclipse
definition 2: to make murky or obscure.
antonyms:
illuminate
similar words:
becloud, black, eclipse, fog
definition 3: to cause to be somber.
antonyms:
lighten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become dark.
antonyms:
bleach, illuminate, light, lighten
similar words:
gloom, lower
definition 2: to become murky or obscure.
antonyms:
illuminate
similar words:
cloud
definition 3: to become somber.
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.