slicken

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

slick +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

slicken (third-person singular simple present slickens, present participle slickening, simple past and past participle slickened)

  1. (transitive) To make slick.
    • 2001, Nora Roberts, Hidden Star
      Sweat dewed her skin, slickening it.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

slicken (comparative more slicken, superlative most slicken)

  1. (Britain, dialect) sleek; smooth

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *slikkon, from Proto-Germanic *slikkōną.

Verb[edit]

slicken

  1. to swallow

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Further reading[edit]

  • slicken (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929