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Definitions of heighten:
  • verb:   make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
    Example: "Heightened interest"
  • verb:   become more extreme
    Example: "The tension heightened"
  • verb:   increase the height of
    Example: "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
  • verb:   increase
    Example: "Heighten the tension"
  • verb:   make (one's senses) more acute
  • verb:   make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Example: "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"

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