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  • v. Present participle of blacken.
  • n. The act of turning black in colour; a black stain or mark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blackish; approaching black: as, in lichens, a biatorine exciple is colored or blackening, but not coal-black.
  • n. Any preparation used to render the surface of iron, leather, etc., black. See blacking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. changing to a darker color

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