smoothen

verb
smooth·​en | \ ˈsmü-t͟hən How to pronounce smoothen (audio) \
smoothened; smoothening\ ˈsmü-​t͟hə-​niŋ How to pronounce smoothening (audio) , ˈsmüt͟h-​niŋ \

Definition of smoothen

intransitive verb

: to become smooth

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Examples of smoothen in a Sentence

smoothen the wood for the table thoroughly, or the legs will be uneven smoothen the edges of the two parts before trying to join them together
Recent Examples on the Web The widening intends to smoothen the curves to make the road safer for drivers. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Five stories to watch in Tomball for 2020," 31 Dec. 2019 Farther back, the body has been smoothened around the door handles, and the taillamps now have a three-dimensional treatment as seen on the new 2019 BMW X4. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2019 BMW 3-series Sedan Spied, This Time with a Look Inside," 23 Feb. 2018 Before embarking on his journey, Em recruited several big name artists to help smoothen out the ride. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Eminem's 'Revival': Five Things That Jump Out on First Listen," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of smoothen

1635, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of smoothen was in 1635

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“Smoothen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoothen. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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