roughen

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verb rough·en \ˈrə-fən\

Definition of roughen

roughened

roughening

play \ˈrə-fə-niŋ, ˈrəf-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make rough or rougher <her hands were roughened by work — Ellen Glasgow>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become rough

Examples of roughen in a sentence

  1. Roughen the surface with a file before you apply the glue.

  2. Her hands were roughened by years of hard work.

  3. Age caused his skin to roughen.

1582

First Known Use of roughen

1582


ROUGHEN Defined for English Language Learners

roughen

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verb rough·en \ˈrə-fən\

Definition of roughen for English Language Learners

  • : to become rough or cause (something) to become rough


ROUGHEN Defined for Kids

roughen

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verb rough·en \ˈrə-fən\

Definition of roughen for Students

roughened

roughening

  1. :  to make or become rough


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