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redden

[red-n] /ˈrɛd n/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make or cause to become red.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become red.
3.
to blush; flush.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; red1 + -en1
Related forms
outredden, verb (used with object)
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  • The parasites redden the gaster, making it resemble a ripening berry.
  • Technology that could redden the skies and chill the planet is available right now.
  • The pale atmosphere in the room began now to redden as if in the air of some near conflagration.
  • They also tend to redden light coming from behind them, similar to the way haze in the air makes sunsets look red.
British Dictionary definitions for redden

redden

/ˈrɛdən/
verb
1.
to make or become red
2.
(intransitive) to flush with embarrassment, anger, etc; blush
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Word Origin and History for redden
v.

"become red; make red," late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -en (1). Old English had readian, reodian "become red." Related: Reddened; reddening.

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