Blackening
Blacken Black"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blackened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blackening}.] [See {Black}, a., and cf. {Black}, v. t. ] 1. To make or render black. [1913 Webster]

While the long funerals blacken all the way. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud. ``Blackened the whole heavens.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To denigrate; defame; vilify; slander; calumniate; traduce; malign; asperse. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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