verb (used with or without object)
Origin of wizen
Examples from the Web for wizen
His wizen little cheeks were beginning to shrink into hollows, his frail little figure had already contracted a slight stoop.
Though his face was wizen, the leanness of his body had no appearance of weakness, but rather every sign of strength.The Bright Face of Danger|Robert Neilson Stephens
Another little girl was heard to say she would slit her sister's wisdom—a slip, no doubt, for wizen.
Duke: Askin' yer pardon, Captain, bein' as it was me as smelled him out, won 't yer let me slit his wizen?
The firelight rose and fell on his wizen little face and his nervous, drooping hands.
Word Origin 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.