Flatten

Definition of Flatten

Flat´ten   Pronunciation: flăt´t'n
v. t.1.To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.
[imp. & p. p. Flattened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flattening.]
2.To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.
3.To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.
4.(Mus.) To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.
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.
v. i.1.To become or grow flat, even, depressed, dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

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