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wizen

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verb wiz·en \ˈwi-zən also ˈwē-\

Definition of wizen

wizened

wizening

play \ˈwiz-niŋ also ˈwēz-; ˈwi-zən-iŋ also ˈwē-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to wizen <a face wizened by age>

Origin and Etymology of wizen

Middle English wisenen, from Old English wisnian; akin to Old High German wesanēn to wither, Lithuanian vysti


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wizen

adjective wiz·en

Definition of wizen

  1. :  that is wizened

Origin and Etymology of wizen

alteration of wizened


First Known Use: 1786


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