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Verb: melanise
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: melanize)
  1. Convert into, or infiltrate with melanin
    - melanize
  2. Make or become black
    "The smoke melanised the ceiling";
    - blacken, melanize, black, nigrify [archaic]

Derived forms: melanised, melanises, melanising

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

Antonym: whiten