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honed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
  • using a finely honed butcher knife will make cutting meat easier

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honed

verb
past tense of hone

Synonyms & Antonyms of honed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make sharp or sharper
  • honed the knife's blade to razor-like sharpness
  • honed his crossword-puzzle skills by reading the dictionary as though it were a thrilling novel

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2 to make smooth by friction
  • honed the edge of the axe until it was amazingly sharp

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“Honed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/honed. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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