Definition of roughen in English:

roughen

Line breaks: rough¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌf(ə)n
 
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verb

Make or become rough: [with object]: the wind was roughening the surface of the river [no object]: his voice roughened
More example sentences
  • The coarser the powder, the more the grains roughen up the surface for more of a textured finish.
  • Virginia's voice had roughened to an angry growl.
  • Etching the parts roughens the surface for better mechanical adhesion of the EN to the magnesium.

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