black·enedblack·en·ing \ˈblak-niŋ, ˈbla-kə-\
: to become dark or black <the sky blackens>
Examples of BLACKEN
- Fire had blackened the field.
- The sky blackened as the storm approached.
- Their false accusations failed to blacken my reputation.
- a presidency blackened by scandal
First Known Use of BLACKEN
Related to BLACKEN
- befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, dirty, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
- clean, cleanse
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