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horrent

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adjective hor·rent \ˈhȯr-ənt, ˈhär-\

Definition of horrent

  1. 1 archaic :  covered with bristling points :  bristled

  2. 2 archaic :  standing up like bristles :  bristling



Origin of horrent

Latin horrent-, horrens, present participle of horrēre


First Known Use: 1667

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