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Meaning of WIZEN

Pronunciation:  'wizun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy gray hair"
 

WIZEN is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: lean, shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, thin, withered, wizened
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wiz"en\, v. i. [OE. wisenen, AS. wisnian akin to weornian
    to decay, OHG. wesan?n to grow dry, G. verwesen to rot, Icel.
    visna to wither, Sw. vissna, Dan. visne, and probably to L.
    virus an offensive odor, poison. Cf. {Virus}.]
    To wither; to dry. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
    
    
  2. \Wiz"en\, a.
    Wizened; thin; weazen; withered.
    
          A little lonely, wizen, strangely clad boy. --Dickens.
    
    
  3. \Wiz"en\, n.
    The weasand. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
    
    
 

 

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