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What is the opposite of lighten?

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Opposite of to make or become less or lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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Opposite of to illuminate or shine with light
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Opposite of to make or become more cheerful or less serious
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Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Opposite of to decrease in amount or degree
“It would be hazardous for your health if you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
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Opposite of to lose, or cause to lose, color or brightness
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Opposite of to disburden or free oneself of someone or something that is unwanted
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Opposite of to turn or make white or pale through a process of decolorization
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Opposite of to make or become happier and more cheerful
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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
“Regular washing will ultimately dull the bright colors of the fabric.”
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Opposite of to raise (a person's spirits or confidence)
“His adventures weaken him physically and make him dependent, but they do not dent his confidence or undermine his very real courage.”
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