Definition of Coarsen

1. Verb. Make or become coarse or coarser. "Their minds coarsened"

Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify



2. Verb. Make less subtle or refined. "Coarsen one's ideals"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Coarsen

1. v. t. To make coarse or vulgar; as, to coarsen one's character.

Definition of Coarsen

1. Verb. To make more coarse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coarsen

1. to make coarse [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: coarse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coarsen

coarctate
coarctate retina
coarctations
coarctectomy
coarctotomy
coarse
coarse-grained
coarse-graining
coarse-grainings
coarse breast architecture
coarse dispersion
coarse tremor
coarsely
coarsen (current term)
coarsened
coarsener
coarseners
coarseness
coarsenesses
coarsening
coarsens
coarser
coarsest
coarsish
coarticulate
coarticulated
coarticulates
coarticulating

Literary usage of Coarsen

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"This, after straining with tensile stresses varying from 40640 to 49000 Ib. per square inch, failed to coarsen noticeably in a 22-hr, exposure to 680°. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"... coarsen for the word originally used and emphasized by italics; and the 'Oxford Dictionary,' under 'coarsen,' is misled by his sophistication. ..."

3. The Production of Elliptic Interferences in Relation to Interferometry by Carl Barus, Maxwell Barus (1912)
"numerically the lines travel through the spectrum in the opposite direction to the preceding case, while at the same time they coarsen until they vanish as ..."

4. Introduction to the Book of Zohar: The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha) by Yehudah Ashlag, Michael Laitman (2005)
"They gradually contract, coarsen, "get spoiled" and turn into the egoistic ... The worlds are the Creator's properties that gradually descend, coarsen, ..."

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