Deepen 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. [1913 Webster]

It would . . . deepen the bed of the Tiber. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom. [1913 Webster]

You must deepen your colors. --Peacham. [1913 Webster]

3. To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow. [1913 Webster]

4. To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ. [1913 Webster]

Deepens the murmur of the falling floods. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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