Blacken

usgb/ˈblækən/Volume
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Physical ChangePlay
Use 'blacken' to describe something turning dark due to physical changes like burning or dirt. SlideThe toast blackened in the toaster.
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No Gradual ShadePlay
'Blacken' suggests a significant change in color, not a gradual darkening. SlideThe paper quickly blackened around the edges.
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Damage ImplicationPlay
Using 'blacken' often implies damage, not just a change in color. SlideThe firecracker blackened the mailbox.