Definition of blacken verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

blacken

verb
/ˈblækən/
 
 
1 [transitive, intransitive] blacken (something) to make something black; to become blackTheir faces were blackened with soot.Smoke had blackened the walls.rows of blackened teeth2 [transitive] blacken someone's name/reputation/character to say unpleasant things that give people a bad opinion of someoneHe accused the newspaper of trying to blacken his name.
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