blacken

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Synonyms for blacken

Synonyms for blacken

Synonyms for blacken

make or become black

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

References in classic literature ?
This must be constantly looked to, or malice and envy will take care to blacken it so, that the sagacity and goodness of an Allworthy will not be able to see through it, and to discern the beauties within.
Having prepared his mind, by solitude and gloom, to prefer any society to the companionship of his own sad thoughts in such a dreary place, he was now slowly instilling into his soul the poison which he hoped would blacken it, and change its hue for ever.
A reward of 20,000 rupees has been offered to anyone who blackens the face of the exiled Bangladeshi author, whose writings some Muslims consider blasphemous.
A reagent blackens the toner and increases the density, creating the film.
The news further blackens the cloud surrounding the IOC's growing investigation into vote tampering.