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graven

[ grey-vuhn ]
/ ˈgreɪ vən /
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verb

a past participle of grave3.

adjective

deeply impressed; firmly fixed.
carved; sculptured: a graven idol.

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Origin of graven

1200–50; Middle English. See grave3, -en3

OTHER WORDS FROM graven

non·grav·en, adjectiveun·grav·en, adjectivewell-graven, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for graven

graven
/ (ˈɡreɪvən) /

verb

a past participle of grave 3

adjective

strongly fixed
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