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tauten

taut·en

tauten

pronunciation:
taw tn
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: tautened, tautening, tautens
definition: to make or become taut.
antonyms:
sag
similar words:
knot, stretch
Word Parts
The word tauten contains the following part:
-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.