1. [ verb ] (color) make or become black
Synonyms: nigrify black melanise melanize

"The smoke blackened the ceiling" "The ceiling blackened"

Related terms: whiten discolor black
2. [ verb ] burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms: scorch char

"The cook blackened the chicken breast" "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece" "the flames scorched the ceiling"

Related terms: burn singe cooking
Similar spelling:   blackened