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DEEPENING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deepening mean? 

DEEPENING (noun)
  The noun DEEPENING has 1 sense:

1. a process of becoming deeper and more profound

  Familiarity information: DEEPENING used as a noun is very rare.


DEEPENING (adjective)
  The adjective DEEPENING has 1 sense:

1. accumulating and becoming more intense

  Familiarity information: DEEPENING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEEPENING (noun)


Sense 1deepening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A process of becoming deeper and more profound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("deepening" is a kind of...):

development; evolution (a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage))


DEEPENING (adjective)


Sense 1deepening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accumulating and becoming more intense

Synonyms:

deepening; thickening

Context examples:

the deepening gloom / felt a deepening love / the thickening dusk

Similar:

intensifying (increasing in strength or intensity)


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