Definition of


  1. (adj, all) anemic looking from illness or emotion
    the invalid's blanched cheeks
    tried to speak with bloodless lips
    a face livid with shock
    lips...livid with the hue of death
    lips white with terror
    a face white with rage
  2. (adj, all) made of wood of the ash tree

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Synonyms of Ashen

blanched, bloodless, livid, white

Origin of the word Ashen

  1. "made of ash wood," c.1300 (see ash (2)); meaning "ash-colored, whitish-gray, deadly pale" is 1808, from ash (1). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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