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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dark·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darkened p. pr. & vb. n. Darkening ]
 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) 2.0

      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"