- v make or become black
The smoke blackened the ceiling
The ceiling blackened
- v burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
The cook blackened the chicken breast
- s darkened by smoke
- s (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
- Number of people potentially affected: 3,000,000 Type of pollutant: Coal and particulates Source of pollution: Automobile and industrial emissions This soot-blackened .
- It was a typical gay fund raiser--there were lemony vodka drinks with mint sprigs; there were gift bags with Calvin Klein sunglasses; Friedrichs prepared little blackened-tuna-with .
- Some narcotics were discovered, a complete hypodermic set, blackened spoons in which "dope" had been cooked, needles and gouges with which inmates without syringes gashed .
- Haroon Rashid in New York Times
The houses have been razed to the ground. There is nothing left,Mr. Rashid said after visiting the scene. "Pieces of the missiles are scattered all around. The impact of the explosions have been huge, everything has been blackened in a 100...
- Tom LaBonge in Daily Breeze
The fire blackened more than 1,000 acres. Now it's unbelievable,said Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, who was one of the first to respond to the fire. "I have never seen so many wildflowers, except in San Francisco in 1969."
- Butch Otter in Twin Falls Times-News
I don't remember us going through such devastation,said Gov. CL "Butch" Otter, after a tour of the fire zone in an Idaho Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter on Monday. "From horizon to horizon, it was blackened."