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height·en

 (hīt′n)
v. height·ened, height·en·ing, height·ens
v.tr.
1. To raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify.
2. To make high or higher; raise.
v.intr.
1. To rise or increase in quantity or degree; intensify.
2. To become high or higher; rise.

height′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heightening - reaching a higher intensity; "their heightening fears"
intensifying - increasing in strength or intensity