Deepen

Definition of Deepen

Deep´en
v. t.1.To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
[imp. & p. p. Deepened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deepening.]
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.
v. i.1.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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