Blacken

Definition of Blacken

Black´en
v. t.1.To make or render black.
[imp. & p. p. Blackened ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blackening.]
While the long funerals blacken all the way.
- Pope.
2.To make dark; to darken; to cloud.
3.To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.
v. i.1.To grow black or dark.

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