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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 black·en /ˈblækən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Black·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blackened p. pr. & vb. n. Blackening.]
 1. To make or render black.
    While the long funerals blacken all the way.   --Pope.
 2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud. Blackened the whole heavens.”
 3. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.
 Syn: -- To denigrate; defame; vilify; slander; calumniate; traduce; malign; asperse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Black·en, v. i. To grow black or dark.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling";
           "The ceiling blackened" [syn: melanize, melanise, nigrify,
            black] [ant: whiten]
      2: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The
         cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the
         ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the
         ceiling" [syn: char, scorch]