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Definition of 'heighten'

Verb

  1. become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
       Synonyms: rise
  2. make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"
  3. increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
       Synonyms: enhance raise
  4. increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
  5. make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
       Synonyms: sharpen
  6. 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 deepen


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