Black"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackened (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blackening.] [See Black, a., and cf. Black, v. t. ]


To make or render black.

While the long funerals blacken all the way. Pope.


To make dark; to darken; to cloud.

"Blackened the whole heavens."



To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.

Syn. -- To denigrate; defame; vilify; slander; calumniate; traduce; malign; asperse.  

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Black"en, v. i.

To grow black or dark.


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