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English noun: blackwash

1. blackwash (communication) an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

Synonymsassassination, character assassination

Broader (hypernym)calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement

2. blackwash (artifact) a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores

Synonymsblack lotion

Broader (hypernym)application, lotion

Substance holonymcalomel, limewater, mercurous chloride

3. blackwash (artifact) a wash that colors a surface black

Broader (hypernym)wash

English verb: blackwash

1. blackwash (communication) bring (information) out of concealment

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

2. blackwash (change) color with blackwash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

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