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Meaning of DEEPEN

Pronunciation:  'deepun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
  2. [v]  make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
  3. [v]  become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  4. [v]  make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"

DEEPEN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: change, compound, heighten, intensify
 See Also: accelerate, amplify, break open, build, burst out, condense, deepen, enhance, enlarge, erupt, fan, flare, flare up, heat up, hot up, increase, quicken, raise, redouble, screw up, sharpen, speed, speed up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Deep"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deepened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deepening}.]
    1. To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink
       lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
             It would . . . deepen the bed of the Tiber.
    2. To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event
       deepened the prevailing gloom.
             You must deepen your colors.          --Peacham.
    3. To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree;
       as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
    4. To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones
       of an organ.
             Deepens the murmur of the falling floods. --Pope.
  2. \Deep"en\, v. i.
    To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the
    lead; the plot deepens.
          His blood-red tresses deepening in the sun. --Byron.
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