Blackening and Blackness

Blackening and Blackness

See also darkness.

literally, blackening; commonly, the sullying or defaming of a person, organization, or institution. — denigrator, n.
a darkening caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.
abnormal production and presence of melanin, a black pigment, in the body tissues. — melanotic, adj.
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
the process of becoming black; blackness, as of the skin. — nigrescent, adj.
the condition of being black; blackness.
an intermediate darkening of the skin, hair, and eyes, of insufficient degree to be called melanism.