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Meaning of blacken

black•en

Pronunciation: (blak'un), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make black; darken.
  2. to speak evil of; defame: to blacken a person's reputation.
—v.i.
  1. to grow or become black.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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