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Definition of blacken:

  1. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.
  2. To grow black or dark.
  3. To make dark; to darken; to cloud.
  4. To make or render black.

Synonyms:

char, taint, coal, singe, smut, dirty, befoul, melanize, smutch, scorch, soil, black, attack, melanise, parch, besoil, deepen, defile, smudge, bespatter, clean, nigrify, spatter, sear, begrime, stain.

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