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v. black·ened, black·en·ing, black·ens
1. To make black.
2. To sully or defame: a scandal that blackened the mayor's name.
3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
To become dark or black: The day blackened into night.
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having been cooked until a very dark or black colour
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(esp. of fish) coated with spices and sautéed quickly over high heat so that the outside chars.
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|Adj.||1.||blackened - darkened by smoke; "blackened rafters"|
smoky - marked by or emitting or filled with smoke; "smoky rafters"; "smoky chimneys"; "a smoky fireplace"; "a smoky corridor"
|2.||blackened - (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"|
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