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deepen

[ dee-puhn ]
/ ˈdi pən /
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verb (used with or without object)
to make or become deep or deeper: Larger ships will be able to navigate the river after the main channel is deepened. The shadows deepened toward late afternoon.
Meteorology. to decrease in atmospheric pressure: a deepening cyclone.
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Origin of deepen

First recorded in 1595–1605; deep + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM deepen

deep·en·er, noundeep·en·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·deep·en, verb (used with object)un·deep·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deepen

deepen
/ (ˈdiːpən) /

verb
to make or become deep, deeper, or more intense

Derived forms of deepen

deepener, noun
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