smooth·​en ˈsmü-t͟hən How to pronounce smoothen (audio)
smoothened; smoothening ˈsmü-t͟hə-niŋ How to pronounce smoothen (audio)

intransitive verb

: to become smooth

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
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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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