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Adjective: blackened  bla-kund
  1. Darkened by smoke
    "blackened rafters"
  2. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
    "a face blackened with fury";
    - black
Verb: blacken  bla-kun
  1. Make or become black
    "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened";
    - melanize, melanise [Brit], black, nigrify [archaic]
  2. (cooking) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colour
    "The cook blackened the chicken breast";
    - char, sear, scorch

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn], smokey, smoky

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

Antonym: whiten

Encyclopedia: Blackened