Definition of deepen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdēpən/


1Make or become deep or deeper: [no object]: the crisis deepened (as adjective deepening) a deepening depression
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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

Words that rhyme with deepen

cheapen, steepen

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Syllabification: deep·en

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