coarsening

coarsen

[kawr-suhn, kohr-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to make or become coarse.

Origin:
1795–1805; coarse + -en1

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coarsen (ˈkɔːsən)
 
vb
to make or become coarse

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