from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun changing to a darker color


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