Definition of Flatten

1. Verb. Make flat or flatter. "Flatten your stomach with these exercises"

Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Specialized synonyms: Steamroll, Steamroller, Splat, Roll, Roll Out, Laminate



2. Verb. Become flat or flatter. "The landscape flattened"
Exact synonyms: Flatten Out
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Specialized synonyms: Splat, Press

3. Verb. Lower the pitch of (musical notes).
Exact synonyms: Drop
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Antonyms: Sharpen

Definition of Flatten

1. v. t. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.

2. v. i. To become or grow flat, even, depressed, dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

Definition of Flatten

1. Verb. (transitive) To make something flat or flatter. ¹

2. Verb. (reflexive) To press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To knock down or lay low. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become flat or flatter. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To be knocked down or laid low. ¹

6. Verb. (music) To lower by a semitone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flatten

1. to make or become flat [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flatten

flatmate
flatmates
flatness
flatnesses
flatour
flatours
flatpack
flatpacks
flats
flatscape
flatscreen
flatscreens
flatshare
flatshares
flatted
flatten (current term)
flatten out
flattenable
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flattener
flatteners
flattening
flattenings
flattens
flatter
flatter-chested
flattered
flatterer
flatterers
flattereth

Literary usage of Flatten

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A plant or animal tbat lives on another ; hence a hanger-on, who fawns and flatten for the sake of his food. Pare aux Cerfe [deer parks]. ..."

2. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"The Deutscher flatten Verein. Premonitions of a German naval offensive. The battlefield Phases of the day battle. The night battle. Losses and results. ..."

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