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be- +‎ darken



bedarken (third-person singular simple present bedarkens, present participle bedarkening, simple past and past participle bedarkened)

  1. To make dim, or to darken, or obscure.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, chapter 6: “Hero-Worship”
      for light spreads; all human souls, never so bedarkened, love light; light once kindled spreads, till all is luminous
    • 1962, Joseph Gies, Adventure Underground: Tunnels, page 260
      Even if there had been a glimmer of light, the dust would have robbed us of it; it was dense enough to bedarken an out-of-doors spot.