tr. & intr.v.deep·ened, deep·en·ing, deep·ens
(third-person singular simple present deepens, present participle deepening, simple past and past participle deepened)
- To make deep or deeper
- They deepened the well by 200 feet.
- To make darker or more intense; to darken
- The event deepened the prevailing gloom.
- To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree
- News of her death deepened my sorrow.
- To make lower in tone
- The tuner deepened the tone of the organ.
- (intransitive) To become deeper
- The water deepens as you go toward the middle of the channel.
- (intransitive) To become darker or more intense
- The crisis deepened in the following weeks.
- (intransitive) To become lower in tone
- His voice deepened with age.
From deep + -en