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roughen

[ruhf-uh n] /ˈrʌf ən/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become rough or rougher.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; rough + -en1
Related forms
roughener, noun
unroughened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unroughened

roughen

/ˈrʌfən/
verb
1.
to make or become rough
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Word Origin and History for unroughened

roughen

v.

1580s, from rough (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Roughened; roughening.

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