steepen

[ stee-puh n ]
/ ˈsti pən /
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verb (used with or without object)

to make or become steeper.

Nearby words

  1. steen, jan,
  2. steenbok,
  3. steenbras,
  4. steep,
  5. steeped,
  6. steeple,
  7. steeple cup,
  8. steeplebush,
  9. steeplechase,
  10. steeplechaser

Origin of steepen

First recorded in 1840–50; steep1 + -en1

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British Dictionary definitions for steepened

steepen

/ (ˈstiːpən) /

verb

to become or cause to become steep or steeper
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