Simple Definition of coarsen
: to make (something) rough or rougher
: to become rough or rougher
: to cause (someone or something) to become rude or offensive
Full Definition of coarsen
: to make coarse
: to become coarse
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.
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