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English verb: coarsen

1. coarsen (contact) make or become coarse or coarser


SamplesCoarsen the surface.
Their minds coarsened.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. coarsen (change) make less subtle or refined


SamplesCoarsen one's ideals.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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