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coarsen

[kawr-suh n, kohr-] /ˈkɔr sən, ˈkoʊr-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become coarse.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; coarse + -en1
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British Dictionary definitions for coarsening

coarsen

/ˈkɔːsən/
verb
1.
to make or become coarse
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Word Origin and History for coarsening

coarsen

v.

1805, from coarse + -en (2). Related: Coarsened; coarsening.

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