steepen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

steep +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

steepen (third-person singular simple present steepens, present participle steepening, simple past and past participle steepened)

  1. To make steeper.
  2. To become steeper.
    As the way steepened [] I could detect in the hollow of the hill some traces of the old path. — H. Miller.