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deepened, past participle; deepened, past tense; deepening, present participle; deepens, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Make or become deep or deeper
    • - the crisis deepened
  2. (of a weather system) Decrease in barometric pressure
    • - a deepening depression

  1. intensify: 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"
  2. make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
  3. become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  4. deepening(a): accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk"
  5. To make deep or deeper; To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; To make lower in tone; To become deeper; To become lower in tone
  6. (deepened) become stronger; become worse
  7. (Deepening) "Used in describing the history of a low-pressure system or an area of cyclonic circulation, it means a decrease in the central pressure of the system. ...
  8. (Deepening) A reduction in the pressure or geopotential of a trough or cyclone.
  9. (Deepening) The process of studying the Holy Writings (usually Baha’i but sometimes those of other religions as well).
  10. (deepening) a meeting held for the purpose of deepening one's understanding of something, generally the Writings of the Bahá'í Faith. today, deepening meetings have largely been replaced by study circles.
  11. (deepening) evening, feasting, seething, sweetening, weakling
  12. The deepening phase takes the subject from a very relaxed state into the fully "hypnotized" state, where conscious thinking is minimized.
  13. To increase the distance below a specified reference datum.