coars·en verb \ˈkȯr-sən\
: to make (something) rough or rougher
: to become rough or rougher
: to cause (someone or something) to become rude or offensive
Examples of COARSEN
- Her hands were coarsened by years of hard work.
- He was coarsened by his time in prison.
- offensive words that coarsen the English language
- The book describes how popular culture has coarsened in recent decades.
First Known Use of COARSEN
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