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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heighten  \Height"en\  (h[imac]t"'n),  v.  t.  [Written  also 
  {highten}.]  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Heightened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Heightening}.] 
  1.  To  make  high;  to  raise  higher;  to  elevate. 
 
  2.  To  carry  forward;  to  advance;  to  increase;  to  augment;  to 
  aggravate;  to  intensify;  to  render  more  conspicuous;  -- 
  used  of  things  good  or  bad  as  to  heighten  beauty;  to 
  heighten  a  flavor  or  a  tint.  ``To  heighten  our 
  confusion.''  --Addison. 
 
  An  aspect  of  mystery  which  was  easily  heightened  to 
  the  miraculous.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heighten 
  v  1:  become  more  extreme;  "The  tension  heightened"  [syn:  {rise}] 
  2:  make  more  extreme;  raise  in  quantity,  degree,  or  intensity; 
  "heightened  interest" 
  3:  increase;  "This  will  enhance  your  enjoyment";  "heighten  the 
  tension"  [syn:  {enhance},  {raise}] 
  4:  increase  the  height  of 
  5:  make  more  acute;  as  of  one's  senses  "This  drug  will  sharpen 
  your  vision"  [syn:  {sharpen}] 
  6:  make  more  intense,  stronger,  or  more  marked;  "The  efforts 
  were  intensified",  "Her  rudeness  intensified  his  dislike 
  for  her",  "Potsmokers  claim  it  heightens  their  awareness" 
  [syn:  {intensify},  {compound},  {deepen}] 




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