What is the opposite of brighten?

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Opposite of make or become more light
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Opposite of make or become happier and more cheerful
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Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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Opposite of to provide assuagement or palliation to
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(dull) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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(deface) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of to make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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Opposite of to become cheerful
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
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Opposite of to begin to brighten with daylight
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Opposite of become improved
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
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