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Definition of "ashen" [ash•en]

  • Consisting of ashes. (adjective)
  • Resembling ashes, especially in color; very pale: A face ashen with grief. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or made from the wood of the ash tree. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ashen" in a sentence
  • "They have found kind of ashen remains they believe are Kenneth Countie ` s."
  • "Still "ashen" having driven all the way back to/from San Diego after seeing a driver back up to an off-ramp?"
  • "Forgive me Brian, but if those kind of things make one "ashen" I'm slightly surprized you travel in Mexico at all!"