Usage examples for flattens

  1. It was an age more favourable, upon the whole, to vigour of intellect than the present, in which a dread of being thought pedantic dispirits and flattens the energies of original minds. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  2. When everything is in position, the tension from the cardboard flattens the paper lens, while pulling the strings releases this tension and permits the lens to become more rounded. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.