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Dizen vs Wizen - What's the difference?

dizen | wizen |

As verbs the difference between dizen and wizen

is that dizen is to dress with flax for spinning while wizen is to wither; to become lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.

As an adjective wizen is

wizened; withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.

dizen

English

Alternative forms

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Verb

(en verb)
  • To dress with flax for spinning.
  • To dress with clothes; attire; deck; bedizen.
  • To dress showily; adorn; dress out.
  • Derived terms

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    wizen

    English

    Alternative forms

    *wizzen

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • wizened; withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.
  • * 1864 , - Henry Dunbar by [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7dunb10.txt]
  • His face was wizen and wrinkled, his faded blue eyes dim and weak-looking. He was feeble, and his hands were tremulous with a perpetual nervous motion.
  • * 1890 , - by Oscar Wilde [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext94/dgray10h.htm]
  • Yes, there would be a day when his face would be wrinkled and wizen , his eyes dim and colourless, the grace of his figure broken and deformed. The scarlet would pass away from his lips and the gold steal from his hair.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wither; to become lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.
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