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coarsen

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verb, coars·en \ˈkȯr-sən\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coarsen

coarsenedcoarsening

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make coarse

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become coarse

Examples of coarsen in a sentence

  1. Her hands were coarsened by years of hard work.

  2. He was coarsened by his time in prison.

  3. offensive words that coarsen the English language

  4. The book describes how popular culture has coarsened in recent decades.



1805

First Known Use of coarsen

1805

Rhymes with coarsen


COARSEN Defined for Kids

coarsen

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verb coars·en \ˈkȯr-sən\

Definition of coarsen for Students

coarsenedcoarsening

  1. :  to make or become rough or rougher <His hands were coarsened by hard labor.>





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