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 for Sarpened
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sharpen \Sharp"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sarpened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Sharpening.] [See Sharp, a.]
     To make sharp. Specifically:
     (a) To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper;
         as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw.
     (b) To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more
         ready or ingenious.
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               The air . . . sharpened his visual ray
               To objects distant far.              --Milton.
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               He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and
               sharpens our skill.                  --Burke.
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     (c) To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.
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               Epicurean cooks
               Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite. --Shak.
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     (d) To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain
         or disease.
     (e) To make biting, sarcastic, or severe. "Sharpen each
         word." --E. Smith.
     (f) To render more shrill or piercing.
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               Inclosures not only preserve sound, but increase
               and sharpen it.                      --Bacon.
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     (g) To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of
         the sun sharpen vinegar.
     (h) (Mus.) To raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to
         apply a sharp to.
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