hoarsen

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Etymology[edit]

hoarse +‎ -en.

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hoarsen (third-person singular simple present hoarsens, present participle hoarsening, simple past and past participle hoarsened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become hoarse.
    • 2009 March 19, Carol Kino, “A Trustee Who Defined an Era of Corporate Giving”, New York Times:
      A canny business strategist who tends to express himself tersely — even more so now that his voice has been hoarsened by several strokes — he has rarely consented to interviews.