Definition of flatten
flatteningplay \ˈflat-niŋ, ˈfla-tə-\
: to make flat: such asa : to make level or smoothb : to knock down; also : to defeat decisivelyc : to make dull or uninspired —often used with outd : to make (as paint) lusterlesse : to stabilize especially at a lower level
: to become flat or flatter: such asa : to become dull or spiritlessb : to extend in or into a flat position or formc : to become uniform or stabilized often at a new lower level —usually used with out
flattenerplay \ˈflat-nər, ˈfla-tə-\ noun
Examples of flatten in a sentence
Dozens of houses were flattened by the tornado.
The boxer was flattened in the seventh round.
The team got flattened in the first round of the play-offs.
Prices are expected to flatten after the holiday shopping season.
First Known Use of flatten
FLATTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flatten for English Language Learners
: to make (something) flat or flatter
: to become flat or flatter
: to knock down (something or someone)
FLATTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of flatten for Students
: to make or become flat <She flattened herself against the wall.>
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