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From deep +‎ -en



deepen ‎(third-person singular simple present deepens, present participle deepening, simple past and past participle deepened)

  1. To make deep or deeper
    They deepened the well by 200 feet.
  2. To make darker or more intense; to darken
    The event deepened the prevailing gloom.
  3. To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree
    News of her death deepened my sorrow.
  4. To make lower in tone
    The tuner deepened the tone of the organ.
  5. (intransitive) To become deeper
    The water deepens as you go toward the middle of the channel.
  6. (intransitive) To become darker or more intense
    The crisis deepened in the following weeks.
  7. (intransitive) To become lower in tone
    His voice deepened with age.

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