blacken definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To make black colored.
    • To sully or defame: a scandal that blackened the gran's title.
    • To coat (seafood or meat, like) with pepper along with other herbs and quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thus creating beef that's black on the exterior but tender internally.
    • To make or make black colored.
    • which will make dark; to darken; to cloud.
    • To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be dark or black: the afternoon blackened into night.
    • To grow black colored or dark.
  • verb:
    • to help make black colored.
    • In order to make dirty.
    • To defame or sully.
    • To cook (meat or fish) by coating with pepper, etc., and rapidly searing in a hot pan.
    • In order to become black colored.
    • make or be black
    • burn a little and superficially to be able to impact shade
  • others:
    • To grow black colored or dark.
    • In order to make black colored; darken.
    • Figuratively, to sully; make infamous; defame; cause to show up immoral or vile: because, vice blackens the smoothness.
    • In founding, to coat (the facial skin of a mold) with graphite, or any combination employed for the purpose, so that you can develop a surface which will gasify under the temperature for the molten metal.

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