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


to make or become smooth


(ˈsmu ðən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become smooth.


Past participle: smoothened
Gerund: smoothening

I smoothen
you smoothen
he/she/it smoothens
we smoothen
you smoothen
they smoothen
I smoothened
you smoothened
he/she/it smoothened
we smoothened
you smoothened
they smoothened
Present Continuous
I am smoothening
you are smoothening
he/she/it is smoothening
we are smoothening
you are smoothening
they are smoothening
Present Perfect
I have smoothened
you have smoothened
he/she/it has smoothened
we have smoothened
you have smoothened
they have smoothened
Past Continuous
I was smoothening
you were smoothening
he/she/it was smoothening
we were smoothening
you were smoothening
they were smoothening
Past Perfect
I had smoothened
you had smoothened
he/she/it had smoothened
we had smoothened
you had smoothened
they had smoothened
I will smoothen
you will smoothen
he/she/it will smoothen
we will smoothen
you will smoothen
they will smoothen
Future Perfect
I will have smoothened
you will have smoothened
he/she/it will have smoothened
we will have smoothened
you will have smoothened
they will have smoothened
Future Continuous
I will be smoothening
you will be smoothening
he/she/it will be smoothening
we will be smoothening
you will be smoothening
they will be smoothening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smoothening
you have been smoothening
he/she/it has been smoothening
we have been smoothening
you have been smoothening
they have been smoothening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smoothening
you will have been smoothening
he/she/it will have been smoothening
we will have been smoothening
you will have been smoothening
they will have been smoothening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smoothening
you had been smoothening
he/she/it had been smoothening
we had been smoothening
you had been smoothening
they had been smoothening
I would smoothen
you would smoothen
he/she/it would smoothen
we would smoothen
you would smoothen
they would smoothen
Past Conditional
I would have smoothened
you would have smoothened
he/she/it would have smoothened
we would have smoothened
you would have smoothened
they would have smoothened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.smoothen - make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
strip - remove the thread (of screws)
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
launch - smoothen the surface of; "launch plaster"
rake - level or smooth with a rake; "rake gravel"
plane - make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"
float - make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
sand, sandpaper - rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface"
sandblast - grind with a sandblast; "sandblast the facade of the building"
file - smooth with a file; "file one's fingernails"
2.smoothen - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
Simonise, Simonize - polish with wax; "The motorcycle has been Simonized"
sleek, slick - make slick or smooth
burnish, furbish, buff - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
gloss - give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
3.smoothen - become smooth
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"


(smuːð) adjective
1. having an even surface; not rough. Her skin is as smooth as satin.
2. without lumps. Mix the ingredients to a smooth paste.
3. (of movement) without breaks, stops or jolts. Did you have a smooth flight from New York?
4. without problems or difficulties. a smooth journey; His progress towards promotion was smooth and rapid.
5. (too) agreeable and pleasant in manner etc. I don't trust those smooth salesmen.
1. (often with down, ~out etc) to make (something) smooth or flat. She tried to smooth the creases out.
2. (with into or over). to rub (a liquid substance etc) gently over (a surface): Smooth the moisturizing cream into/over your face and neck.
ˈsmoothen verb
to make smooth.
ˈsmoothly adverb
The plane landed smoothly; The meeting went very smoothly.
ˈsmoothness noun
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