blacken

Definitions of blacken
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v make or become black

“The smoke blackened the ceiling”
“The ceiling blackened
Synonyms:
black, melanise, melanize, nigrify
Antonyms:
white, whiten
turn white
Type of:
color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner

v burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

“The cook blackened the chicken breast”
Synonyms:
char, scorch, sear
Types:
singe, swinge
burn superficially or lightly
Type of:
burn
burn with heat, fire, or radiation

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