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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 deep·en /ˈdipən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Deep·en, v. i. To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.
    His blood-red tresses deepening in the sun.   --Byron.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Deep·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deepened p. pr. & vb. n. Deepening.]
 1. To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
    It would . . . deepen the bed of the Tiber.   --Addison.
 2. To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.
    You must deepen your colors.   --Peacham.
 3. To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
 4. To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.
    Deepens the murmur of the falling floods.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts
           were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike
           for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their
           awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
           [syn: intensify, compound, heighten]
      2: become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike
         for raw fish only deepened in Japan" [syn: 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" [syn: change]