Deep"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deepened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deepening.]

1.

To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.

It would . . . deepen the bed of the Tiber. Addison.

2.

To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.

You must deepen your colors. Peacham.

3.

To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.

4.

To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.

Deepens the murmur of the falling floods. Pope.

 

© Webster 1913.


Deep"en, v. i.

To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.

His blood-red tresses deepening in the sun. Byron.

 

© Webster 1913.

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