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tr. & intr.v. slick·ened, slick·en·ing, slick·ens
To make or become slick.

slick′en·er n.


vb (tr)
to make smooth
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This downhill hike commences at a rock chasm, slickened by eons of rainfall and snowmelt.
Coventry's Krzysztof Kasprzak looked a possible winner early on as he dominated his first two races, clocking easily the fastest time of the day, but he faded as the track slickened, whilst fellow Pole Kacper Woryna was lively again as he gained more Brandon experience in a high-quality field.
A couple of manatees even brushed by me, letting me feel their rough hides, slickened with algae.
What they couldn't foresee was the rain, which slickened roads and unsettled many rider nerves -- and psychology was crucial to surviving the stage.
He started the fth stage from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, which took place in torrential rain that slickened the roads.
I think we were all a little fearful on that inky, lashing night, as we moved along the slickened 401.
Thinking the cat must have come to some sort of grief, Nu[+ or -]ez ran out to the studio, where she found that Oaks, who had been wearing a popular brand of clogs slickened by the rain, had slipped on the bunkbed-type ladder to the loft and fallen backward.
Depending on the local tradition, competitors try either to shimmy up a vertical pole laden in grease or to reach the end of a slickened horizontal pole without first splashing onto the sea.
hollowed-out pen, a thin, steady sweat slickened my face.
Uninvited, Cornetta avoided the slickened wood floor and stepped direct onto the rag rug.
It started to rain, which slickened the rock and also brought the possibility of lightning.
He looked at me, grabbed the flesh of my forearm, and pinched me so hard sudden tears slickened my eyes.