Definition for DEEP'EN

DEEP'EN, v.t. [dee'pn.]

  1. To make deep or deeper; to sink lower; as, to deepen the channel of a river or harbor; to deepen a well.
  2. To make dark or darker; to make more thick or gloomy; as, to deepen the shades of night; to deepen gloom.
  3. To give a darker hue, or a stronger color; as, to deepen a color; to deepen a red, blue or crimson color.
  4. To make more poignant or distressing; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
  5. To make more frightful; as, to deepen the horrors of the scene.
  6. To make more sad or gloomy; as, to deepen the murmurs of the flood.
  7. To make more grave; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.

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