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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.
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heightened

adjective
1. Intensely sustained, especially in activity:
2. Abnormally increased, especially in intensity:
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My dear Mother,--I am very glad to find that my description of Frederica Vernon has interested you, for I do believe her truly deserving of your regard; and when I have communicated a notion which has recently struck me, your kind impressions in her favour will, I am sure, be heightened.
The tinge in his cheeks was heightened by the mellow glow of the sun's rays as they shone through the medium of the rose- coloured curtains of the window, and Charlotte thought she once more beheld the returning colour of health where it had been so long absent.
How much better you appear this morning, George," she cried, in a voice whose melody was even heightened by its gaiety.
Such an effect is best produced when the events come on us by sunrise; and the effect is heightened when, at the same time, they follow as cause and effect.
Their leader, the famous Endicott, was a man of stern and resolute countenance, the effect of which was heightened by a grizzled beard that swept the upper portion of his breastplate.
His aspect was perfectly that of a pilgrim, heightened also by an apostolic dignity.
This was strangely heightened at times by the ragged Elijah's diabolical incoherences uninvitedly recurring to me, with a subtle energy I could not have before conceived of.
But he was now married; and she condemned her heart for the lurking flattery, which so much heightened the pain of the intelligence.
The absurdity that clung to everything connected with Dirk Stroeve gave it a curious note, like an unresolved discord, but made it somehow more modern, more human; like a rough joke thrown into a serious scene, it heightened the poignancy which all beauty has.
Allow me to introduce you to my daughter," said the countess, with heightened color.
Philippine ports were put on heightened alert on Saturday following the deadly Friday night explosion at a night market in Davao City.