wizen


1wiz·en

verb \ˈwi-zən also ˈwē-\
wiz·enedwiz·en·ing \ˈwiz-niŋ also ˈwēz-; ˈwi-zən-iŋ also ˈwē-\

Definition of WIZEN

intransitive verb
:  to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality
transitive verb
:  to cause to wizen <a face wizened by age>

Origin of WIZEN

Middle English wisenen, from Old English wisnian; akin to Old High German wesanēn to wither, Lithuanian vysti
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2wizen

adjective

Definition of WIZEN

:  that is wizened

Origin of WIZEN

alteration of wizened
First Known Use: 1786

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with WIZEN

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