From slow +‎ -en.


slowen (third-person singular simple present slowens, present participle slowening, simple past and past participle slowened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, nonstandard) To make or become slow
    • 1880, ‎Sir Frank Crisp, ‎Francis Jeffrey Bell, Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society:
      Muscarin has a similar action to nicotine on the chromatophorcs, but the effect is not so well marked; it would appear to slowen the circulation and to increase the secretions.
    • 1881, Transactions of the 1st, 2nd, 4th-17th Congress, volume 1, page 509:
      The action of atropia is of the same nature upon both the nerve cells and muscular substance — viz., to slowen the nutritive processes in both, and therefore is exactly the reverse of the action of the vagus in both cases.
    • 1992, Indian Journal of Applied Psychology, volume 29-30, page 3:
      Similarly, there is an increasing interest in potions and plant extracts from the science of ayurveda, preparations that have been listed to slowen the deleterious process of aging.
    • 1998, Tadashi Yoshida, ‎Hiroki Oka, ‎Tōhoku Daigaku, Facets of transformation of the Northeast Asian countries:
      However, the principal industries (light industry, electricity production and others) suffered a continuous decline and ... less in December, 1997 than a year before. ln 1998, rates of industrial tangibly slowened down []




Borrowed from English slow.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsloː.ʋə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: slo‧wen
  • Rhymes: -oːʋən



  1. to slow dance


Inflection of slowen (weak)
infinitive slowen
past singular slowde
past participle geslowd
infinitive slowen
gerund slowen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular slow slowde
2nd person sing. (jij) slowt slowde
2nd person sing. (u) slowt slowde
2nd person sing. (gij) slowt slowde
3rd person singular slowt slowde
plural slowen slowden
subjunctive sing.1 slowe slowde
subjunctive plur.1 slowen slowden
imperative sing. slow
imperative plur.1 slowt
participles slowend geslowd
1) Archaic.