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ashen adj
1 ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage" [syn: blanched, bloodless, livid, white]
2 made of wood of the ash tree

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Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, adust, aghast, anemic, appalled, ashy, astounded, awed, awestricken, awestruck, blanched, bleached, bled white, blistered, bloodless, burned, burnt, burnt-up, cadaverous, canescent, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous, colorless, consumed, consumed by fire, corpselike, cowed, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, decolorized, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dismal, doughy, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, dull, dusty, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, frozen, ghastly, ghostly, glaucescent, glaucous, gray, gray with fear, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, gutted, haggard, horrified, horror-struck, hueless, hypochromic, incinerated, intimidated, iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless, macabre, mat, mealy, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, muddy, neutral, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, paralyzed, parched, pasty, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, petrified, pyrographic, pyrolyzed, sad, sallow, scared stiff, scared to death, scorched, seared, sickly, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, singed, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, somber, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, stunned, stupefied, sunburned, tallow-faced, taupe, terrified, terror-crazed, terror-haunted, terror-ridden, terror-riven, terror-shaken, terror-smitten, terror-struck, terror-troubled, toneless, uncolored, undone, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak, whey-faced, white
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