Sad"den (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Saddening.]

To make sad.

Specifically: (a)

To render heavy or cohesive.

[Obs.]

Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands. Mortimer.

(b)

To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth

. (c)

To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful

.

Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene. Pope.

 

© Webster 1913.


Sad"den, v. i.

To become, or be made, sad.

Tennyson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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