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Overview of verb heighten

The verb heighten has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (1) heighten, rise

(become more extreme; "The tension heightened")

2. (1) heighten

(make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest")

3. (1) enhance, heighten, raise

(increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension")

4. heighten

(increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars")

5. sharpen, heighten

(make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision")

6. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

(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")


Overview of adj heightening

The adj heightening has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. heightening

(reaching a higher intensity; "their heightening fears")

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