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.
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]