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ashen

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[ ash-uhn ]
/ ˈæʃ ən /
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adjective
ash-colored; gray.
extremely pale; drained of color; pallid: His face was ashen.
consisting of ashes.
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Origin of ashen

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at ash1, -en2

Other definitions for ashen (2 of 2)

ashen2
[ ash-uhn ]
/ ˈæʃ ən /

adjective
pertaining to the ash tree or its timber.
made of wood from the ash tree.

Origin of ashen

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before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see ash2, -en2
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British Dictionary definitions for ashen (1 of 2)

ashen1
/ (ˈæʃən) /

adjective
drained of colour; pallid
consisting of or resembling ashes
of a pale greyish colour

British Dictionary definitions for ashen (2 of 2)

ashen2
/ (ˈæʃən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or made from the ash tree or its timber
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