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1. blacken

verb. ['ˈblækən'] make or become black.

Synonyms

  • colour
  • nigrify
  • discolor
  • black
  • melanize
  • color
  • melanise

Antonyms

  • stay
  • discolor
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • black (English)
  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Blacken

  • mcmakin
  • mcmackin
  • mccrackin
  • mccracken
  • slacken
  • glacken
  • bracken
  • macken
  • machen
  • hakon
  • chacon
  • bakken

Sentences with blacken


1. Verb, base form
A broken gas hose can cause a weld to blacken or form an erratic molten metal puddle area.

2. Foreign word
Brass can tarnish, blacken and dull from exposure to water and oxygen.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The bottoms of the fruit blacken and shrivel, and the fruit has to be discarded.

4. Noun, plural
The infected leaves often shrivel up, blacken and prematurely fall from the trees.

2. blacken

verb. ['ˈblækən'] burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color.

Synonyms

  • singe
  • sear
  • scorch
  • char
  • swinge

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness
  • colorless
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • black (English)
  • black (Middle English (1100-1500))
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