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Noun
The act of injuring another's reputation through slander
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“Perhaps the most obvious of these is his blackening of the reputation of Parmenion, presumably to justify Alexander's subsequent elimination of his most senior commander.”
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An injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels
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Attack someone's reputation
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A film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal
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Present participle for to make or grow dark, dim, or indistinct
“Soon, war clouds would blacken the horizon.”
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Present participle for to make dirty or sooty
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“Over time, the soot would blacken the light orange-red brick of old masonry masterpieces.”
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Present participle for to damage the reputation of, especially with libelous statements
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“The administration is so wedded to spin and manipulation that it is seeking to blacken a decent man's reputation.”
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Present participle for make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Present participle for to burn slightly
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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Present participle for break blood vessel
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Present participle for to make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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Present participle for to lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
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Present participle for to give color to
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