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sharpen

sharp·en

sharpen

 
 
pronunciation:
shar pn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: sharpened, sharpening, sharpens
definition: to make or become sharp or sharper.
antonyms:
blunt, dim, dull
similar words:
acuminate, grind, hone, strop, whet
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derivation: sharpener (n.)
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