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graven

[grey-vuh n] /ˈgreɪ vən/
verb
1.
a past participle of grave3 .
adjective
2.
deeply impressed; firmly fixed.
3.
carved; sculptured:
a graven idol.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English. See grave3, -en3
Related forms
nongraven, adjective
ungraven, adjective
well-graven, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-graven

graven

/ˈɡreɪvən/
verb
1.
a past participle of grave3
adjective
2.
strongly fixed
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Word Origin and History for well-graven

graven

adj.

past participle adjective, late 14c., from grave (v.) + -en (1).

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