HyperDic: blacken

English > 2 senses of the word blacken:
VERBchangeblacken, melanize, melanise, blackmake or become black
changeblacken, char, sear, scorchburn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
blacken > pronunciation
Soundsblae'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > blacken: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake or become black.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The smoke blackened the ceiling"
  • "The ceiling blackened"
Synonymsmelanize, melanise, black
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Oppositewhiten, whiteTurn white
Spanishennegrecerse, ennegrecer, entiznarse, tiznarse, tiznar
Catalanencarbonar-se, encarbonar, ennegrir-se, ennegrir, ensutjar
English > blacken: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The cook blackened the chicken breast"
Synonymschar, sear, scorch
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Narrowersinge, swingeBurn superficially or lightly
BroaderburnBurn with heat, fire, or radiation
Spanishachicharrar, carbonizar, chamuscar, requemar
Catalanabrusar, bleir, carbonitzar, recremar

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