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  • This roughening process is a part of physical training which very few parents understand. Cited from Confession, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • Only at that point was there any roughening of the dead black surface. Cited from Tales of Terror & Mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Then suddenly he turned cold, and he felt his skin roughening. Cited from Love-at-Arms, by Rafael Sabatini
  • As the sea was roughening all the while, the two submarine boys out forward were having a hard time of it. Cited from The Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise, by Victor G. Durham
  • The wind suddenly blew rather hard, roughening the water and causing the boat to tip. Cited from The Curlytops on Star Island, by H. R. Garis
  • The plant has smooth bark, dark-greenish when young, but roughening with age.
  • It is, however, possible to create the image by only roughening the plate selectively, so working from light to dark.
  • The steps came nearer, whilst I stood appalled, my skin roughening like a dog's. Cited from Shame of Motley, by Raphael Sabatini
  • "Tom, I'm half-inclined to think that the water is roughening." Cited from The Young Engineers on the Gulf, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Special roughening tools called 'rockers' have been in use since at least the eighteenth century.
  • She felt the skin roughening and tightening upon her body, and a sense of physical sickness overcame her. Cited from Historical Nights' Entertainment, V1, by Sabatini
  • It was a relief when the wind dropped a little, but then we could see it had risen again, roughening the water in the distance some minutes before it reached us. Cited from Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador, Mrs. Hubbard
  • Many solid shells show a slight roughening of the surface, but this is quite different from the ribbed sculpture mentioned above.
  • The initial signs can be subtle, and may be limited to weight loss, decreased milk production, or roughening of the hair coat.
  • Beyond and about roll the mountains, in swells and billows of green, roughening into grey and the finishing white. Cited from A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees, by Edwin Asa Dix
  • And, in proportion as my physical nature suffered their neglect, it acquired strength by the very roughening to which that neglect exposed it. Cited from Confession, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • The others looked, and beheld, half a mile or so away, on the roughening waters, the hull of the hydroplane. Cited from The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol, by Howard Payson
  • This reduced the roughening associated with the metal wall against the plastic lining of the artificial hip socket.
  • A second shorter ridge descends steadily to the south west over gradually roughening ground, until after three quarters of a mile a rock outcrop is thrust up.
  • This is the process of softening and roughening the cricket ball, whose condition tends to degrade the longer it is in play.
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Root form of roughening is roughen for the verb.

Meaning of roughening

  • verb Make rough or rougher
    roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other