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Word of the Day – Wizened

wiz·ened | wizənd

Definition of wizened


1. Wrinkled or shriveled with age.

verb (as wizen,[ now an archaic varian])

2. To become dry, wrinkled, shriveled or shrunken as a result of aging or a loss of vitality.

Origin of wizened

Germanic, from wizen, meaning shrivel > English, wizen > early 16th century English, wizened.

Usage of wizened

1. If your face looks wizened, it’s important to find the best anti-wrinkle cream.

2. Age and illness had caused the Queen’s face to wizen.