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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deepen  \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. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deepening 
  adj  :  accumulating  and  becoming  more  intense;  "the  deepening 
  gloom";  "felt  a  deepening  love";  "the  gathering 
  darkness";  "the  thickening  dusk"  [syn:  {deepening(a)}, 
  {gathering(a)},  {thickening(a)}] 
  n  :  a  process  of  becoming  deeper  and  more  profound 




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