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1. steepen

verb. make steeper.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steep (English)
  • steap (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. steepen

verb. become steeper.

Antonyms

  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • steep (English)
  • steap (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word steepen


1. Verb, base form
The first thing to do is scrape all the gravel out of the pothole and then widen the hole with a shovel and steepen the edges so the area will hold gravel.

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