harshen


harsh·en

verb \ˈhär-shən\
harsh·enedharsh·en·ing \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Definition of HARSHEN

transitive verb
:  to make (as a voice) harsh
intransitive verb
:  to become harsh <saw the grain of his skin harshening over face bones — Elizabeth Bowen>

Examples of HARSHEN

  1. <recent changes to the drunk driving laws harshen penalties for repeat offenders>

First Known Use of HARSHEN

1824

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