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Synonyms for blacken

make or become black

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

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But this time she kept away too long, and stayed beyond the half-hour; so she had not time to take off her fine dress, and threw her fur mantle over it, and in her haste did not blacken herself all over with soot, but left one of her fingers white.
All on a sudden some night it will come wailing in the wind outside your window, and you must blacken your heart and harden your face with another strangling grip of its slim appealing throat, another blow upon its angel eyes.
But the consequence is, that the whole profession in Middlemarch have set themselves tooth and nail against the Hospital, and not only refuse to cooperate themselves, but try to blacken the whole affair and hinder subscriptions.
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.