from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made flat by something.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of flatten.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. shaped like a thin sheet.
  • adj. flattened laterally along the whole length e.g. certain leafstalks or flatfishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made flat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having been flattened


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  • Her expression flattened; she let go of my hand, got up from the table, and walked out into the hotel to look for another sponsor.


  • It is shown that the rotation curves for the Milky Way, NGC 3031, NGC 3198 and NGC 7331 are consistent with the mass density distributions of the visible matter concentrated in flattened disks.

    Experiments in Non-Relativistic Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)

  • It seemed such a little thing, so bright and small and still, faintly marked with transverse stripes, and slightly flattened from the perfect round.

    The War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • It was hard work ot slide down a yard, turn over and sit up; but it was even harder for Smoke to remain flattened and maintain a position that from instant to instant made a greater call upon his muscles.

    Smoke Bellew - The Little Man

  • The leaves of various kinds receive the water very differently: some are completely bathed, showing a smooth surface of varnished green from stem to point, like the lilac of the garden, for instance; on others, like the syringa, the fluid lies in flattened transparent drops, taking an emerald color from the leaf on which they rest; while the rose and the honeysuckle wear those spherical diamond-like drops, sung by poets and sipped by fairies.

    Rural Hours

  • The word flattened itself against my mind trying to get in, and disordered me a little, and before I could inquire into its pertinency, she was already throwing the needed light:

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

  • The word flattened itself against my mind in trying to get in, and disordered me a little, and before I could inquire into its pertinency, she was already throwing the needed light:

    Christian Science

  • I would like the page to be finished - I know in Photoshop this is called "flattened" - how do I do this?

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • His quizzical expression flattened into embarrassment.


  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says that babies who spend excessive time in bouncers (and car seats) may be prone to positional plagiocephaly (also called flattened head syndrome), a persistent flat spot in the back or on one side of the head.

    Bouncer-seat safety


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