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wizen

[ wiz-uhn; wee-zuhn ]
/ ˈwɪz ən; ˈwi zən /
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verb (used with or without object)
to wither; shrivel; dry up.
adjective
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Origin of wizen

before 900; (v.) Middle English wisenen,Old English wisnian; cognate with Old Norse visna to wither; (adj.) shortened form of wizened
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British Dictionary definitions for wizen (1 of 2)

wizen1
/ (ˈwɪzən) /

verb
to make or become shrivelled
adjective
a variant of wizened

Word Origin for wizen

Old English wisnian; related to Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanēn

British Dictionary definitions for wizen (2 of 2)

wizen2
/ (ˈwiːzən) /

noun
an archaic word for weasand
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