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v. height·ened, height·en·ing, height·ens
1. To raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify.
2. To make high or higher; raise.
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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Naismith explained yet again, giving the Heightener's wheel another quarter turn, and the pressure abated in Grover's hamstrings but redoubled in his groin.
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