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  • To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
  • To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.
  • To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
  • To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.
  • To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

Deep"en, v. i. 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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