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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of blacken
Examples from the Web for blackened
Blood and blackened remnants are caked on the bathroom floor.
Eyebrows Cressida: Imagine eyebrows drawn on a balloon with a blackened cork.
The rear ramp dropped open, and Lance Cpl. Williams saw a blackened hull spouting flames 30 feet high.The Mental Health of Our Wounded Warriors: PTSD Isn't the Only Affliction|Justin Green|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But inside the destroyed entrance, down the blackened hallways, through the blown-out doors, there is a room with a light on.Inside a Syrian Rebel City: FSA Restores Tentative Order to Al Bab|Erin Banco|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Which may be why we so want to see his blackened head, pulverized by taxpayer bullets.
Passage after passage was blackened with heavy lines in lead pencil.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
And once I saw a dead man lying near a blackened cellar; and a dead hound near him.The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers
Teeth are knocked out, or filed into prescribed shapes, or blackened.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
It had left the beautiful little city a mass of blackened, smoking ruins.The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
Every design in this article is built up from the seven pieces of blackened cardboard.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
c.1200, "become black or dark;" early 14c., "make black, darken, dye (hair);" see black + -en (1). Figurative sense of "to besmirch" (with dishonor, etc.) is from early 15c. Related: Blackened; blackening.