blackening vs darkening what difference

what is difference between blackening and darkening

English

Verb

blackening

  1. present participle of blacken

Noun

blackening (plural blackenings)

  1. The act or result of turning black in colour; a black stain or mark.
  2. The act of defaming or sullying.
    blackenings of my reputation


English

Verb

darkening

  1. present participle of darken

Noun

darkening (countable and uncountable, plural darkenings)

  1. The act of something becoming darker.
    • 1978, Gerald Leonard Howett, Kenneth Low Kelly, E. Thomas Pierce, Emergency vehicle warning lights: state of the art
      NEGATIVE FLASHES — Brief darkenings of a light that is otherwise steadily on.

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  • de-ranking, deranking, endarking

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