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past participle of draw


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ˈdrȯn How to pronounce drawn (audio)
: showing the effects of tension, pain, or illness : haggard
a face drawn with pain

Examples of drawn in a Sentence

Adjective His illness left him looking very pale and drawn. She had a drawn face.
Recent Examples on the Web
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Word History

First Known Use


1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawn was in 1613

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“Drawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawn. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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