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Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Definitions for wizened

  1. Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; as, "a wizened old man."

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Citations for wizened
Her eyes were clear and shining, full of love, and set deeply in the creases of her wizened face. Catherine Whitney, The Calling
At five foot six, 130 pounds, Erdos had the wizened, cadaverous look of a drug addict, but friends insist he was frail and gaunt long before he started taking amphetamines. Paul Hoffman, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
Origin of wizened
1505-1515
Wizened is the past participle of wizen, "to wither, to dry," from the Old English wisnian.
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