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indrawn

[ in-drawn ]
/ ˈɪnˌdrɔn /
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adjective

reserved; introspective: a quiet, indrawn man.
made with the breath drawn in: an indrawn sigh.

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Origin of indrawn

First recorded in 1745–55; in-1 + drawn
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British Dictionary definitions for indrawn

indrawn
/ (ˌɪnˈdrɔːn) /

adjective

drawn or pulled in
inward-looking or introspective
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