Definition of deepen :
1. To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.
2. To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.
3. To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
4. To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.
5. To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
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deepen (part of speech: verb)
lower (part of speech: verb)
intensify (part of speech: verb)
- And she will die too," she continued, as by the fading daylight she saw the pallor deepen on her daughter's face. - "Maggie Miller", Mary J. Holmes.
- However variously expressed, they could scarcely deepen the unavoidable convictions of the world. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- Some missionaries have kept themselves within a limited sphere not far from their homes, visiting the same places again and again, obtaining a personal acquaintance with many of the people, and endeavouring to deepen any impressions which may have been made. - "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.