- To make black.
- To make dirty.
- To defame or sully.
Etymology: (suffix, black, en, ss=3)
- Malice delights to the characters of prominent men. — Napoleon Bonaparte
- To cook (meat or fish) by coating with pepper, etc., and quickly searing in a hot pan.
- (intransitive)To become black.
- The sky blackened as the storm clouds rolled in.
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