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darkening

adjective

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darkening

verb
present participle of darken

Synonyms & Antonyms of darkening (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look
  • his face slowly darkened as we told him the sad news

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2 to grow dark
  • the sky darkened as a storm moved in

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3 to make dark, dim, or indistinct
  • years of accumulated grime have darkened the painting until it can barely be seen

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“Darkening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/darkening. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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