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drawn

|Updated on: 26 Jul 2018

Definition of drawn

  • past participle of draw

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drawn

adjective \ ˈdrȯn , ˈdrän \

Definition of drawn

: showing the effects of tension, pain, or illness : haggard
  • a face drawn with pain

Examples of drawn in a Sentence

  1. His illness left him looking very pale and drawn.

  2. She had a drawn face.

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Definition of drawn for English Language Learners

  • : looking very thin and tired especially from worry, pain, or illness


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drawn

adjective \ ˈdrȯn \

Definition of drawn for Students

: looking very thin and tired especially from worry, pain, or illness


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