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steepen

verb steep·en \ˈstē-pən, -pəm\

: to become steep or steeper or to make (something) steep or steeper

steep·enedsteep·en·ing \ˈstē-pə-niŋ, ˈstēp-niŋ\

Full Definition of STEEPEN

intransitive verb
:  to become steeper
transitive verb
:  to make steeper

Examples of STEEPEN

  1. The path steepened as we approached the summit.
  2. A large glacier steepened the side of the mountain.

First Known Use of STEEPEN

1847

Rhymes with STEEPEN

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