hoarsen
verb (hoarsened; hoarsening) Date: 1748 transitive verb to make hoarse intransitive verb to become hoarse

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  • Hoarsen — Hoars en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoarsened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoarsening}.] To make hoarse. [1913 Webster] I shall be obliged to hoarsen my voice. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoarsen — [hôr′sən] vt., vi. to make or become hoarse …   English World dictionary

  • hoarsen — hoarse ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a voice) rough and harsh. DERIVATIVES hoarsely adverb hoarsen verb hoarseness noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • hoarsen — /hawr seuhn, hohr /, v.t., v.i. to make or become hoarse. [1740 50; HOARSE + EN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hoarsen — verb To make or become hoarse …   Wiktionary

  • hoarsen — v. make hoarse; become hoarse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoarsen — hoars·en …   English syllables

  • hoarsen — hoars•en [[t]ˈhɔr sən, ˈhoʊr [/t]] v. t. v. i. ened, en•ing to make or become hoarse • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • hoarsen — /ˈhɔsən/ (say hawsuhn) verb (t) 1. to make hoarse. –verb (i) 2. to become hoarse. {hoars(e) + en1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoarsen — ˈhōrsən, ˈhȯr , ˈhōəs , ˈhȯ(ə)s verb (hoarsened ; hoarsened ; hoarsening s(ə)niŋ ; hoarsens) transitive verb : to make hoarse it agitated their bodies and hoarsened their voices Walter O Meara intransitive verb : to become hoarse …   Useful english dictionary

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