American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Blacken

BLACK’EN, v.t.

1. To make black.

The importation of slaves that has blackened half America.

2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud.

3. To soil.

4. To sully reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens the character.

BLACK’EN, v.i. To grow black, or dark.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Blacken," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1GF9WUA2JQAYRH.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Blacken." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1GF9WUA2JQAYRH.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Blacken' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1GF9WUA2JQAYRH.