blacken Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"blacken" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈblæk.ən/

blacken verb (MAKE DARK)

[I or T] to ​becomeblack or to make something ​becomeblack: The ​folds of the ​curtains were blackened withdirt.

blacken verb (SPOIL)

blacken sb's name, image, reputation, etc. to ​spoil someone's ​reputation: The ​financialcrash blackened the ​image of ​bankers.
(Definition of blacken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blackenverb [T]

 us   /ˈblæk·ən/
to make something ​black: For ​miles around, ​trees were blackened by the ​fire.
(Definition of blacken from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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