coarsenverb [ I or T ]uk /ˈkɔː.sən/ us /ˈkɔːr.sən/
Examples from literature
- At any rate his agreeable voice had not coarsened.
- But labor has done nothing to coarsen the innate refinement of the soul which looks out of the fine old face.
- Heating steel at even moderate temperature is liable to coarsen the grain which can only be restored by forging or by heat treating.
- She grew stout, too, and unwieldy, and her skin coarsened from lack of care and overeating.