shapen

adjective
shap·​en | \ ˈshā-pən How to pronounce shapen (audio) \

Definition of shapen

: fashioned in or provided with a definite shape usually used in combination an ill-shapen body

Examples of shapen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fatal deer disease, caused by an infectious prion, or mis-shapen protein, has shown a steady pattern of geographical spread and increasing prevalence. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of shapen

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shapen

Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape

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“Shapen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shapen. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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