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English verb: blacken

1. blacken (change) make or become black


SamplesThe smoke blackened the ceiling.
The ceiling blackened.


Synonymsblack, melanise, melanize, nigrify


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour


Antonymswhite, whiten

2. blacken (change) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color


SamplesThe cook blackened the chicken breast.
The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece.
The flames scorched the ceiling.


Synonymschar, scorch, sear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burn


Narrower (hyponym)singe, swinge


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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