Which may be why we so want to see his blackened head, pulverized by taxpayer bullets.
Blood and blackened remnants are caked on the bathroom floor.
Eyebrows Cressida: Imagine eyebrows drawn on a balloon with a blackened cork.
c.1200, "become black or dark;" early 14c., "make black, darken, dye (hair);" see black + -en (1). Figurative sense of "to besmirch" (with dishonor, etc.) is from early 15c. Related: Blackened; blackening.