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roughen

[ ruhf-uhn ]
/ ˈrʌf ən /
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verb (used with or without object)

to make or become rough or rougher.

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Origin of roughen

First recorded in 1580–90; rough + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM roughen

rough·en·er, nounun·rough·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for roughen

roughen
/ (ˈrʌfən) /

verb

to make or become rough
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