wizen


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wiz·en

 (wĭz′ən)
v. wiz·ened, wiz·en·ing, wiz·ens
v.intr.
To dry up; wither or shrivel.
v.tr.
To cause to wither, shrivel, or dry up.
adj.
Shriveled or dried up; withered: "There would be a day when his face would be wrinkled and wizen" (Oscar Wilde).

[Middle English wisenen, from Old English wisnian.]

wizen

(ˈwɪzən)
vb
to make or become shrivelled
adj
a variant of wizened
[Old English wisnian; related to Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanēn]

wizen

(ˈwiːzən)
n
an archaic word for weasand

wiz•en

(ˈwɪz ən, ˈwi zən)

v.t.
1. to wither; shrivel.
adj.
2. wizened.
[before 900; Middle English wisenen, Old English wisnian, c. Old High German wesanēn, Old Norse visna to wither]

wizen


Past participle: wizened
Gerund: wizening

Imperative
wizen
wizen
Present
I wizen
you wizen
he/she/it wizens
we wizen
you wizen
they wizen
Preterite
I wizened
you wizened
he/she/it wizened
we wizened
you wizened
they wizened
Present Continuous
I am wizening
you are wizening
he/she/it is wizening
we are wizening
you are wizening
they are wizening
Present Perfect
I have wizened
you have wizened
he/she/it has wizened
we have wizened
you have wizened
they have wizened
Past Continuous
I was wizening
you were wizening
he/she/it was wizening
we were wizening
you were wizening
they were wizening
Past Perfect
I had wizened
you had wizened
he/she/it had wizened
we had wizened
you had wizened
they had wizened
Future
I will wizen
you will wizen
he/she/it will wizen
we will wizen
you will wizen
they will wizen
Future Perfect
I will have wizened
you will have wizened
he/she/it will have wizened
we will have wizened
you will have wizened
they will have wizened
Future Continuous
I will be wizening
you will be wizening
he/she/it will be wizening
we will be wizening
you will be wizening
they will be wizening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wizening
you have been wizening
he/she/it has been wizening
we have been wizening
you have been wizening
they have been wizening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wizening
you will have been wizening
he/she/it will have been wizening
we will have been wizening
you will have been wizening
they will have been wizening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wizening
you had been wizening
he/she/it had been wizening
we had been wizening
you had been wizening
they had been wizening
Conditional
I would wizen
you would wizen
he/she/it would wizen
we would wizen
you would wizen
they would wizen
Past Conditional
I would have wizened
you would have wizened
he/she/it would have wizened
we would have wizened
you would have wizened
they would have wizened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wizen - lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness; "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

wizen

verb
To make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture:
Translations
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I saw a little mite sitting on a doorstep in a Soho slum one night, and I shall never forget the look that the gas-lamp showed me on its wizen face--a look of dull despair, as if from the squalid court the vista of its own squalid life had risen, ghostlike, and struck its heart dead with horror.
By dint of angling with great dexterity and patience, under the direction of both her parents, my handsome sister Annabella had succeeded in catching an eligible husband, in the shape of a wizen, miserly, mahogany-colored man, turned fifty, who had made a fortune in the West Indies.
His wizen little cheeks were beginning to shrink into hollows, his frail little figure had already contracted a slight stoop.