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Definition of 'deepen'

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  1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
       Synonyms: intensify compound heighten
  2. become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
       Synonyms: intensify
  3. make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
  4. become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
       Synonyms: change

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