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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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