wizen

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Middle English wisenen, from Old English wisnian

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wizen (comparative more wizen, superlative most wizen)

  1. wizened; withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.
    • 1864, - Henry Dunbar by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1]
      His face was wizen and wrinkled, his faded blue eyes dim and weak-looking. He was feeble, and his hands were tremulous with a perpetual nervous motion.
    • 1890, - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [2]
      Yes, there would be a day when his face would be wrinkled and wizen, his eyes dim and colourless, the grace of his figure broken and deformed. The scarlet would pass away from his lips and the gold steal from his hair.

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wizen (third-person singular simple present wizens, present participle wizening, simple past and past participle wizened)

  1. To wither; to become lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.

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