Heighten

Definition of Heighten

Height´en   Pronunciation: hīt´'n
v. t.1.To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
[imp. & p. p. Heightened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Heightening.]
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.
An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous.
- Hawthorne.

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