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

 height·en /ˈhaɪtṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Height·en v. t. [Written also highten.] [imp. & p. p. Heightened p. pr. & vb. n. Heightening.]
 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
 2. 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. “To heighten our confusion.”
    An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous.   --Hawthorne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: become more extreme; "The tension heightened" [syn: rise]
      2: make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity;
         "heightened interest"
      3: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the
         tension" [syn: 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" [syn: sharpen]
      6: 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, deepen]