To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
(Rare) To make black
To make black
To cover with grime; make dirty; soil
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
To become black
To become black
To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
To make or become deep or deeper
To bring dishonor to; sully
A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To profane or sully
To disparage; belittle:
To change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining
To dismiss from a position of favor; punish by degrading; humiliate
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
To cover, daub, or soil with something greasy, sticky, or dirty
To cover, soil, or treat with soot
To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
(Computing) To create a tar archive.
To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
To polish with blacking
To make dirty; soil; smutch
To make dirty; smudge
The loose top layer of the Earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter (humus), and capable of retaining water, providing nutrients for plants, and supporting a wide range of biotic communities. Soil is formed by a combination of depositional, chemical, and biological processes and plays an important role in the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles. Soil types vary widely from one region to another, depending on the type of bedrock they overlie and the climate in which they form. In wet and humid regions, for example, soils tend to be thicker than they do in dry regions.
Any of various bacidiomycete fungi that are parasitic on plants and are distinguished by the black, powdery masses of spores that appear as sooty smudges on the affected plant parts. Smuts are parasitic chiefly on cereal grasses like corn and wheat and can cause enormous damage to crops.
To scatter in drops or small blobs
To affect with something physically injurious, unpleasant, etc.; infect, poison, etc.
To convert into or infiltrate with melanin.
make or become black
To reduce to charcoal by burning
(Archaic) To dry up; wither
To dry out or wither with intense heat:
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