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ASHEN

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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]

Meaning:

Anemic looking from illness or emotion

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)


Sense 2ashen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Made of wood of the ash tree

Similar:

woody (made of or containing or resembling wood)


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