Definition of ashen adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ashen

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈæʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæʃn//
 
 
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(usually of somebody’s face) very pale; without colour because of illness or fear They listened ashen-faced to the news. His face was ashen and wet with sweat.
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