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Meaning of COARSEN

Pronunciation:  'kowrsun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make less subtle or refined; "coarsen one's ideals"
  2. [v]  make or become coarse or coarser; "coarsen the surface"; "Their minds coarsened"

COARSEN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: alter, alter, change, change



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Coars"en\ (k[=o]rs"'n), v. t.
To make coarse or vulgar; as, to coarsen one's character.
[R.] --Graham.

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