blackened

[ blak-uh nd ]
/ ˈblæk ənd /

adjective

(especially of fish) coated with spices and sautéed quickly over high heat so that the outside chars.

OTHER WORDS FROM blackened

un·black·ened, adjective

Definition for blackened (2 of 2)

blacken
[ blak-uhn ]
/ ˈblæk ən /

verb (used with object)

to make black; darken.
to speak evil of; defame: to blacken a person's reputation.

verb (used without object)

to grow or become black.

Origin of blacken

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at black, -en1

SYNONYMS FOR blacken

OTHER WORDS FROM blacken

black·en·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blackened

blacken
/ (ˈblækən) /

verb

to make or become black or dirty
(tr) to defame; slander (esp in the phrase blacken someone's name)
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