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[ping-kuh n] /ˈpɪŋ kən/
verb (used without object)
to grow or turn pink.
Origin of pinken
First recorded in 1885-90; pink1 + -en1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On his abdomen were two pink, oblong spots of the same tint and shape as the pinkened tips of the false petals.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • Their faces were tight, angry, smudged with smoke and pinkened by the heat.

    Makers Cory Doctorow

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