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[v] make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
[v] burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"


white, whiten

Misc. Definitions

\Black"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blackened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blackening}.] [See {Black}, a., and cf. {Black}, v. t. ]
1. To make or render black. While the long funerals blacken all the way. --Pope.
2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud. ``Blackened the whole heavens.'' --South.
3. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character. Syn: To denigrate; defame; vilify; slander; calumniate; traduce; malign; asperse.
\Black"en\, v. i. To grow black or dark.

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