Blacken meaning

blăkən
To make black.
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To sully or defame.

A scandal that blackened the mayor's name.

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To become dark or black.

The day blackened into night.

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To become black or dark.
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To make black; darken.
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To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.

To blacken a reputation.

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To make black.
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To make dirty.
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To defame or sully.
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To cook (meat or fish) by coating with pepper, etc., and quickly searing in a hot pan.
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(intransitive)To become black.

The sky blackened as the storm clouds rolled in.

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To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
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Origin of blacken

  • From black +‎ -en.

    From Wiktionary