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heightened

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being at a higher level than average
  • there were heightened levels of lead in the drinking water

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heightened

verb
past tense of heighten

Synonyms & Antonyms of heightened (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make markedly greater in measure or degree
  • several controversial measures have heightened parental awareness of the impact of school policy decisions

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2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • heightened the hem on her skirt just a couple of inches

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“Heightened.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heightened. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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