Definition of "roughen" [rough•en]

  • (verb-transitive) To make or become rough.

Use "roughen" in a sentence

  • "Nail primers, which are used to roughen the surface of the fingernail, are among the most dangerous products."
  • "Some mechanics buy narrow wire brushes to even and roughen the glue surface."
  • "After firing a pot, they would roughen its surface and apply chaute, a mixture of charcoal, oil of sage seed and a glue-like substance from the camote tuber."

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