Definition of wizened in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪz(ə)nd/


Shrivelled or wrinkled with age: a wizened, weather-beaten old man
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  • His wizened and wrinkled face and his long, flowing beard contrasted sharply with the aura of power that seemed to flow from him.
  • In a flash of light, Aidan shriveled to a wizened old man of about 3 feet tall.
  • She returned later that day in the back of a police car to find two very grey old people, now wizened and wrinkly after the experience.


Early 16th century: past participle of archaic wizen 'shrivel', of Germanic origin.

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