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  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]: 
 
  heightening 
  adj  1:  rising  progressively;  "the  building  suspense";  "the 
  heightening  drama"  [syn:  {building(a)},  {heightening(a)}] 
  2:  reaching  a  higher  intensity;  "their  heightening  fears"  [syn: 
  {heightening(a)}] 




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