steepen

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verb steep·en \ˈstē-pən, -pəm\

Definition of steepen

steepened

steepening

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become steeper

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make steeper

Examples of steepen in a sentence

  1. The path steepened as we approached the summit.

  2. A large glacier steepened the side of the mountain.

1847

First Known Use of steepen

1847


STEEPEN Defined for English Language Learners

steepen

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verb steep·en \ˈstē-pən, -pəm\

Definition of steepen for English Language Learners

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


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