Blacken



to make black; darken.
to speak evil of; defame:
to blacken a person’s reputation.
to grow or become black.
Historical Examples

The Metal Monster A. Merritt
The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Byron Richard Edgcumbe
Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
Choice Cookery Catherine Owen
A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
Bookbinding, and the Care of Books Douglas Cockerell
The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete Duc de Saint-Simon
Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.

verb
to make or become black or dirty
(transitive) to defame; slander (esp in the phrase blacken someone’s name)
v.

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