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tr.v. di·zened, di·zen·ing, di·zens Archaic
To deck out in fine clothes and ornaments; bedizen.
[Possibly Middle Dutch disen, to prepare a distaff with flax for spinning, from Middle Low German dise, disene, bunch of flax.]
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an archaic word for bedizen
[C16: from Middle Dutch dīsen to dress a distaff with flax; see distaff]
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di•zen(ˈdaɪ zən, ˈdɪz ən)
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Past participle: dizened
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|Verb||1.||dizen - dress up garishly and tastelessly|
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
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