Invertext Online Technical Dictionary

blacken

transitive verb  

ennegrecer

Definition 1

Make black or dark.

Source: Concise Oxford Dictionary


Context: This fate [getting marines killed in combat] was promised not only to candidates who couldn't march but also to those who failed to blacken their boots [...].

Source: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, Nathaniel C. Fick (Google Books)

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