Roughen and Smooth


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Roughen verb – Make rough or rougher.
Usage example: roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other

Smooth is an antonym for roughen.
Nearby Words: rough, roughness, roughening, roughed
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Smooth verb – To make free from breaks, curves, or bumps.
Usage example: the workers smoothed the surface of the concrete before letting it dry

Roughen is an antonym for smooth in topics: make peace, make level.
Nearby Words: smoothly, smoothed, smoothness, smoothing, smoother
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