coarsened


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coars·en

 (kôr′sən)
tr. & intr.v. coars·ened, coars·en·ing, coars·ens
To make or become coarse.
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Adj.1.coarsened - made coarse or crude by lack of skill
inferior - of low or inferior quality
References in classic literature ?
She looked down at her arms: no arms could be prettier down to a little way below the elbow--they were white and plump, and dimpled to match her cheeks; but towards the wrist, she thought with vexation that they were coarsened by butter- making and other work that ladies never did.
His face was more sunburnt than ever she had seen a man's, but there was a wonderful force and strength in his features, which seemed to have become refined instead of coarsened by the privations through which he had passed.
In a strong and rather agreeable voice, cracked and coarsened by street singing, she sang in hope of getting a copper from the shop.
This kind of thing has crushed and coarsened entertainment and news.
It's why we're such a coarsened, philistine nation.
We develop theoretical results regarding the existence of LSEVs of matrices associated with graphs and show the relation of the spectra of the original matrix with the coarsened version that results after removing the structures generating the LSEVs.
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that batteries lose their ability to hold a charge as they age because the finely structured nanomaterials present in the battery get coarsened in size.
During the procedure a pedicure expert accurately removes the coarsened layer of skin, calluses and applies special medical cream.
The loadsamoney years coarsened our country, no, brutalised it beyond compare, and now the New Labour leader is out there a huggin' and a kissin' the witch who, while quoting St Francis of Assisi in that very street, was planning to tear us asunder.
TODAY, on Good Friday, the Spirit, sent to renew a world coarsened by greed, corrupted by power, torn by violence and war, is flowing from a heart broken by love: a side pierced by the Calvary struggle to be only forgiving.
The interdependence of the rails, the blue and light orange paint, and the static nature of the entire assemblage brings the viewer to the position where geometry and its somewhat coarsened translations into functionality part company.
In most cases, no offence is intended' it merely underlines the fact that our language, like so many other national virtues, has been cheapened and coarsened down the years.