- (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 […]
- to slow dance
|Inflection of slowen (weak)|
|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|