blacken


blacken

verb

Definition of BLACKEN

1
to make dirty <blackened the towels with their dirty hands>
Antonyms clean, cleanse
2
to make untrue and harmful statements about <the politician maliciously blackened his opponent's reputation>
3
to make dark, dim, or indistinct <thick smoke from the forest fires blackened the sky for many miles>
Near Antonyms expose, reveal, uncover, unveil
4
to grow dark <the auditorium blackened suddenly, and a spotlighted performer appeared alone on stage>
Related Words dim, fade, wane; gloom, lower (also lour)
Near Antonyms dawn; beam, glow, radiate, shine

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