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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: darkened by smoke; "blackened rafters"
      2: (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood;
         "a face black with fury" [syn: black]