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Verb: melanize
  1. Convert into, or infiltrate with melanin
    - melanise [Brit]
     
  2. Make or become black
    "The smoke melanized the ceiling";
    - blacken, melanise [Brit], nigrify, black

Derived forms: melanized, melanizes, melanizing

Type of: color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], convert, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn]