Blacken Definition

blăkən
blackened, blackening, blackens
verb
blackened, blackening, blackens
To make black; darken.
Webster's New World
To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
To blacken a reputation.
Webster's New World
To sully or defame.
A scandal that blackened the mayor's name.
American Heritage
To become black or dark.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
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Origin of Blacken

  • From black +‎ -en.

    From Wiktionary

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