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1. darkened by smoke;
- Example: "blackened rafters"

2. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;
- Example: "a face black with fury"
[syn: black, blackened]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] While the long funerals blacken all the way. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud. "Blackened the whole heavens." --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character. [1913 Webster] Syn: To denigrate; defame; vilify; slander; calumniate; traduce; malign; asperse. [1913 Webster]