heighten

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From height +‎ -en.

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heighten (third-person singular simple present heightens, present participle heightening, simple past and past participle heightened)

  1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
  2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.

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