embrown
transitive verb Date: 1667 1. darken 2. to cause to turn brown

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Embrown — Em*brown , v. t. [Pref. em (L. in) + brown.] To give a brown color to; to imbrown. [1913 Webster] Summer suns embrown the laboring swain. Fenton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embrown — [em broun′] vt. to make darker in color; esp., to make brown or tan …   English World dictionary

  • embrown — /em brown /, v.t., v.i. to make or become brown or dark. [1660 70; EM 1 + BROWN] * * * …   Universalium

  • embrown — verb a) To make brown or dusky. b) To become brown or dusky …   Wiktionary

  • embrown — v. make brown or dark; become brown or dark …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embrown — em·brown …   English syllables

  • embrown — em•brown [[t]ɛmˈbraʊn[/t]] v. t. to make brown; darken • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • embrown — /ɛmˈbraʊn/ (say em brown) verb (t) 1. to make brown or dark. –verb (i) 2. to become brown or dark …   Australian English dictionary

  • embrown — verb 1. cause to darken • Hypernyms: ↑darken • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. make brown in color the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard • Syn: ↑brown …   Useful english dictionary

  • embrowning — embrownˈing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑embrown …   Useful english dictionary

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