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heightened, past tense; heightens, 3rd person singular present; heightened, past participle; heightening, present participle;
  1. Make (something) higher

  2. Make or become more intense
    • - the pleasure was heightened by the sense of guilt that accompanied it
    • - concern over CFCs has heightened
    • - the heightened color of her face

  1. become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
  2. enhance: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
  3. increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
  4. sharpen: make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
  5. 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"
  6. heightening(a): reaching a higher intensity; "their heightening fears"
  7. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate; To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint
  8. (heightened) increased in intensity or concentration; elevated, stepped-up
  9. The act of increasing the emotional level of a character or raising the stakes of a scene to make the potential consequences more extreme or dire.