Associations to the word «Stiffened»

Wiktionary

STIFFEN, verb. (transitive) To make stiff.
STIFFEN, verb. (intransitive) To become stiff.

Dictionary definition

STIFFEN, verb. Become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room".
STIFFEN, verb. Make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine".
STIFFEN, verb. Restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations".

Wise words

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