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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English asshen, aisshen, esscen, from Old English æsċen (made of ashwood), equivalent to ash +‎ -en (made or consisting of). Cognate with Scots aschin, eschin (ashen).

AdjectiveEdit

ashen (comparative more ashen, superlative most ashen)

  1. Made from the wood of the ash-tree.
    An ashen bow and quiver of arrows beside.
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Etymology 2Edit

From ash +‎ -en (made or consisting of).

AdjectiveEdit

ashen (comparative more ashen, superlative most ashen)

  1. Of or resembling ashes.
    A fine, ashen dust hung in the air.
  2. Ash-colored; pale; anemic, anaemic.
    His ashen face belied his claims of good health.
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Etymology 3Edit

From ash +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

VerbEdit

ashen (third-person singular simple present ashens, present participle ashening, simple past and past participle ashened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To turn into ash; make or become ashy
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become pale

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