Height"en (h&imac;t"'n), v. t. [Written also highten.] [imp. & p. p. Heightened (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Heightening.]

1.

To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

2.

To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.

"To heighten our confusion."

Addison.

An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous. Hawthorne.

 

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