Flattened


Flattened
Flatten Flat"ten (fl[a^]t"t'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flattened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flattening}.] [From {Flat}, a.] 1. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane. [1913 Webster]

2. To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit. [1913 Webster]

3. To make vapid or insipid; to render stale. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch. [1913 Webster]

{To flatten a sail} (Naut.), to set it more nearly fore-and-aft of the vessel.

{Flattening oven}, in glass making, a heated chamber in which split glass cylinders are flattened for window glass. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.