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blacken

black·en

blacken

 
pronunciation:
blae kihn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: blackened, blackening, blackens
definition 1: to make black; make dark.
This artist blackens the paper before adding other colors.
synonyms:
darken
antonyms:
lighten, whiten
similar words:
dim, dye, eclipse, ink, obscure, shade, shadow, smoke
definition 2: to harm; soil.
His lies blackened her reputation.
synonyms:
malign, slander, soil, stain, tarnish
similar words:
dishonor, smear, smudge
definition 3: to become black.
The walls blackened from the fire.
antonyms:
whiten
similar words:
darken, dim
derivation: blackener (n.)
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