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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)sən
- (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.