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wizen

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪz(ə)n
 
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Definition of wizen in English:

adjective

Archaic variant of wizened.
Example sentences
  • He is an old man, worn and wizen - blind and wasting away.
  • Seats all cascaded in a waterfall towards the pit at the bottom where a single wizen man stood with a rod, prodding at one of the black slates mounted on the vast black wall of the room.
  • Buxom for her age, like so many pubescent children she seemed to have siphoned off vital bulk from her parents and left them to dwindle, wizen.

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