- to wither; shrivel; dry up.
Origin of wizen
Examples from the Web for wizen
His face was wizen and wrinkled, his faded blue eyes dim and weak-looking.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
And, if he mentioned who he was, could not the wizen man by his side help him to get at them?Hide and Seek
Withered and wizen, they are reduced to skin and bone by sheer famine.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon
His fingers crooked, his body in a bow, his wizen, cruel face pallid in the ghostly light.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
On the contrary, Dallas' evident interest in the stranger had stirred the unnatural jealousy in her father's wizen brain.The Plow-Woman
- to make or become shrivelled
- a variant of wizened
- an archaic word for weasand
Word Origin and History for wizen
Old English wisnian, weosnian "to wither," cognate with Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanen "to dry up, shrivel, wither;" German verwesen "to decay, rot." Related: Wizened.