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  • adj. Darkened to the degree that something appears almost black in color.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blacken.

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  • adj. darkened by smoke
  • adj. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood


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  • Added to my list in the sense of cooked-on seasonings (e.g. blackened fish, blackened chicken).

    January 16, 2009