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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flatten \Flat"ten\ (fl[a^]t"t'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flattened; p. pr. & vb. n. Flattening.] [From Flat, a.] 1. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit. [1913 Webster] 3. To make vapid or insipid; to render stale. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch. [1913 Webster] To flatten a sail (Naut.), to set it more nearly fore-and-aft of the vessel. Flattening oven, in glass making, a heated chamber in which split glass cylinders are flattened for window glass. [1913 Webster]