meaning of blacken

blacken meaning in General Dictionary

To grow black colored or dark

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  • In order to make or render black colored
  • burn somewhat and superficially to be able to affect shade
  • make or become black
  • to help make or make black colored.
  • to produce dark; to darken; to cloud.
  • To defame; to sully, as reputation; to produce infamous; as, vice blackens the smoothness.
  • To grow black colored or dark.

blacken meaning in Urban Dictionary

what you call a white girl after she has had sex with a black man


blacken meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "become black or dark;" very early 14c., "make black, darken, dye (tresses);" see black colored + -en (1). Figurative sense of "to besmirch" (with dishonor, etc.) is from early 15c. Relevant: Blackened; blackening.


blacken meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To make or make black colored.

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  • (v. t.) Which will make dark; to darken; to cloud.
  • (v. t.) To defame; to sully, as reputation; to help make infamous; as, vice blackens the smoothness.
  • (v. i.) To grow black or dark.

Sentence Examples with the word blacken

A Machiavellian tract on the fundamental maxims of Venetian policy (Opinione come debba governarsi la repubblica di Venezia), used by his adversaries to blacken his memory, is undoubtedly not his.

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