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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ashen mean? 

ASHEN (adjective)
  The adjective ASHEN has 2 senses:

1. anemic looking from illness or emotion
2. made of wood of the ash tree

  Familiarity information: ASHEN used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASHEN (adjective)

Sense 1ashen [BACK TO TOP]


Anemic looking from illness or emotion


ashen; blanched; livid; bloodless; white

Context examples:

a face turned ashen / the invalid's blanched cheeks / tried to speak with bloodless lips / a face livid with shock / lips...livid with the hue of death / lips white with terror / a face white with rage


colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 2ashen [BACK TO TOP]


Made of wood of the ash tree


woody (made of or containing or resembling wood)

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