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    blacken - Dictionary definition and meaning for word blacken

    Definition
    (verb) make or become black
    Synonyms : black , melanise , melanize , nigrify
    Example Sentence
    • The smoke blackened the ceiling
    • The ceiling blackened
    Definition
    (verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
    Synonyms : char , scorch , sear
    Example Sentence
    • The cook blackened the chicken breast
    • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
    • the flames scorched the ceiling
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