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blackened


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blacken  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blackened 
  adj  1:  darkened  by  smoke;  "blackened  rafters" 
  2:  (of  the  face)  made  black  especially  as  with  suffused  blood; 
  "a  face  black  with  fury"  [syn:  {black}] 




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