Definition of Roughen

1. Verb. Make rough or rougher. "Roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other"

Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Entails: Abrade, Abrase, Corrade, Rub Down, Rub Off
Antonyms: Smooth



Definition of Roughen

1. v. t. To make rough.

2. v. i. To grow or become rough.

Definition of Roughen

1. Verb. (transitive) To make rough. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become rough. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughen

1. to make rough [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: rough

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughen

roughages
roughback
roughbacks
roughcast
roughcaster
roughcasters
roughcasting
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roughdrawn
roughdried
roughdries
roughdry
roughdrying
roughed
roughed up
roughen (current term)
roughen up
roughened
roughening
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rougher
roughers
roughest
roughhead
roughheads
roughhew
roughhewed
roughhewer
roughhewers
roughhewing

Literary usage of Roughen

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1. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1808)
"... spiry town, was given, And the brown forest roughen'd wide around. But this so dead, so Tile, submission, long Endur'd not. Unus'd to bend, impatient of ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Particle, atom, bit, scrap, jot, whit. mite. Granulate┬╗ vn Be formed into grains, becora* granular, roughen. Grape, /.-. Fruit of the vine. Grape-sugar, ┬╗. ..."

3. Official Proceedings for the Annual Convention by American Society for Municipal Improvements (1896)
"When the topping has slid on the concrete the contractor must roughen the latter by means of picks or bars in addition to the binder. ..."

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