1. Darkness, dimness or obscurity.
    the gloom of a forest, or of midnight
  2. A melancholy, depressing or despondent atmosphere.
  3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
  4. A drying oven used in gunpowder manufacture.


  1. To be dark or gloomy.
  2. to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
  3. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
  4. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
  5. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.

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