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harshen

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verb harsh·en \ˈhär-shən\

Definition of harshen

harsh·enedharsh·en·ing play \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make (as a voice) harsh

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>



1824

First Known Use of harshen

1824

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