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bedizen

be·di·zen

bedizen

 
 
pronunciation:
b daI zn [or] b dI zn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bedizened, bedizening, bedizens
definition: to dress or decorate in a flashy, garish fashion.
Even the walls of the bathroom were bedizened with red velvet, faux fur, and rhinestones.
similar words:
trick
derivation: bedizenment (n.)
Word Parts
The word bedizen contains the following parts:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.