Deepen to Defeat

(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.

2. To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.

You must deepen your colors.

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.

(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.

(Deep"-fet`) a. Deeply fetched or drawn. [Obs.] "Deep-fet groans." Shak.

(Deep"-laid`) a. Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.

(Deep"ly), adv.

1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.

2. Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.

He had deeply offended both his nobles and people.

He sighed deeply in his spirit.
Mark viii. 12.

3. Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.

The deeply red juice of buckthorn berries.

4. Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.

5. With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.

(Deep"-mouthed`) a. Having a loud and sonorous voice. "Deep-mouthed dogs." Dryden.

(Deep"ness), n.

1. The state or quality of being deep, profound, mysterious, secretive, etc.; depth; profundity; — opposed to shallowness.

Because they had no deepness of earth.
Matt. xiii. 5.

2. Craft; insidiousness. [R.] J. Gregory.

(Deep"-read`) a. Profoundly book- learned. "Great writers and deep-read men." L'Estrange.

(Deep"-sea`) a. Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea; as, a deep-sea line (i. e., a line to take soundings at a great depth); deep- sea lead; deep-sea soundings, explorations, etc.

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