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Synonyms for blacken

make or become black

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

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The truth was, that she had run into her little cabin, pulled off her dress, blackened her face and hands, put on the fur-skin cloak, and was Cat- skin again.
'Here!' he hoarsely cried, appearing from the darkness; out of breath, and blackened with the smoke.
Many years ago, it had had it in its mind to slide down sideways; it had been propped up, however, and was leaning on some half-dozen gigantic crutches: which gymnasium for the neighbouring cats, weather-stained, smoke- blackened, and overgrown with weeds, appeared in these latter days to be no very sure reliance.
Arthur opened the long low window, and looked out upon the old blasted and blackened forest of chimneys, and the old red glare in the sky, which had seemed to him once upon a time but a nightly reflection of the fiery environment that was presented to his childish fancy in all directions, let it look where it would.
He leaned upon the sill of the long low window, and looking out upon the blackened forest of chimneys again, began to dream; for it had been the uniform tendency of this man's life--so much was wanting in it to think about, so much that might have been better directed and happier to speculate upon--to make him a dreamer, after all.
He was only a young man, and a dandy at that, his face blackened with charcoal, his hair whitened with wood-ashes, with the freshly severed tail of a wild pig thrust through his perforated nose, and two more thrust through his ears.
Ancient and withered, blackened by many years of the smoke of the devil-devil house, nevertheless the shrunken, mummy-like face was unmistakably Chinese.
And as in the great hunting countries of India, the stranger at a distance will sometimes pass on the plains recumbent elephants without knowing them to be such, taking them for bare, blackened elevations of the soil; even so, often, with him, who for the first time beholds this species of the leviathans of the sea.
The burning heather had been extinguished, but the level ground towards Ottershaw was blackened as far as one could see, and still giving off vertical streamers of smoke.
A corner of the left wing of the building was in ruins, blackened and still smouldering, and there was a great hole in the sand-blown lawn, where a bomb had apparently fallen.
Whether Boris had his facts wrong or not in the run up to the Brexit vote just shows the lengths some people will go to to try and blacken the name of someone.
Occasionally rotate the pot or pan, letting it blacken. After it's completely blackened, remove the vessel carefully and allow it to cool completely.
After boiling, grill corn on high heat for 15 minutes or until some of the kernels blacken.
However, on closer examination it appears that where one fun item of clothing for dressing the bride up in, or one or two products to the blacken the bride with, would have been sufficient for the previous generation, this is no longer the case.
This happens in times when the West tries to blacken Macedonia regarding our attitude towards migrants in order to wash out the sin from their hands.