Meaning of “darken” in the English Dictionary

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"darken" in British English

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darkenverb [ I ]

uk /ˈdɑː.kən/ us /ˈdɑːr.kən/

to become dark:

The sky darkened as thick smoke billowed from the blazing oil well.
darkened
adjective uk /ˈdɑː.kənd/ us /ˈdɑːr.kənd/

We crept slowly along the darkened (= without light) corridor.

(Definition of “darken” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"darken" in American English

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darkenverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈdɑr·kən/

to become or make something dark:

[ I ] The sky darkened as thick smoke billowed from the refinery.
[ T ] She pulled down the shades to darken the room.

(Definition of “darken” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)