Steepened
Steepen Steep"en (st[=e]p"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Steepened} (st[=e]p"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steepening}.] To become steep or steeper. [1913 Webster]

As the way steepened . . . I could detect in the hollow of the hill some traces of the old path. --H. Miller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Steepening — Steepen Steep en (st[=e]p n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Steepened} (st[=e]p nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steepening}.] To become steep or steeper. [1913 Webster] As the way steepened . . . I could detect in the hollow of the hill some traces of the old path …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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