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n. twilight; gloaming
v. make dark; dim; grow dark; obscure; make blind; become blind; tarnish, stain; make sad or gloomy; become angry or unhappy

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1. changing to a darker color
(synonym) blackening
(hypernym) change of color
(hyponym) obfuscation
(derivation) darken, dim

1. becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over; "the darkening sky"
(similar) dark
2. characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"
(synonym) gloomy, grim
(similar) hopeless


1. become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"
(antonym) brighten, lighten
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) black out, blacken out
(derivation) blackening, darkening
2. become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
(synonym) dim
(antonym) brighten
(hypernym) change intensity
(derivation) blackening, darkening
3. tarnish or stain; "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"
(hypernym) tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile
4. make dark or darker; "darken a room"
(antonym) brighten, lighten up, lighten
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) embrown
(derivation) blackening, darkening

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v. ztmavnout; zatemnit

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Czas. ściemniać (się); zaciemniać; niebo nagle zrobiło się ciemne

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