- To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness;
to make flat; to level; to make plane.
- To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate;
hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.
- To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.
- To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to
let fall from the pitch. - To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid,
spiritless, or depressed below pitch.