steepen

[ stee-puh n ]
/ ˈsti pən /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become steeper.

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Origin of steepen

First recorded in 1840–50; steep1 + -en1
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steepen
/ (ˈstiːpən) /

verb

to become or cause to become steep or steeper
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