Definition of deepen in English:


Syllabification: deep·en
Pronunciation: /ˈdēpən


  • 1Make or become deep or deeper: [no object]: the crisis deepened
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    • It seems that Britain's upmarket retailers suffered most and will suffer further if the crisis deepens.
    • Local primary schools have issued an urgent cry for help as the schools crisis in the town deepens.
    • Beyond the plush-velvet-curtained windows, the darkness and the fog deepen, and a weeping drizzle of rain begins to fall.
    grow, increase, intensify, strengthen, heighten, amplify, augment
    informal step up
    dig out, dig deeper, excavate
  • 1.1(Of a weather system) decrease in barometric pressure: Compare with fill. (as adjective deepening) a deepening depression

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