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tr. & intr.v. steep·ened, steep·en·ing, steep·ens
To make or become steep or steeper.


to become or cause to become steep or steeper


(ˈsti pən)

to make or become steeper.


Past participle: steepened
Gerund: steepening

I steepen
you steepen
he/she/it steepens
we steepen
you steepen
they steepen
I steepened
you steepened
he/she/it steepened
we steepened
you steepened
they steepened
Present Continuous
I am steepening
you are steepening
he/she/it is steepening
we are steepening
you are steepening
they are steepening
Present Perfect
I have steepened
you have steepened
he/she/it has steepened
we have steepened
you have steepened
they have steepened
Past Continuous
I was steepening
you were steepening
he/she/it was steepening
we were steepening
you were steepening
they were steepening
Past Perfect
I had steepened
you had steepened
he/she/it had steepened
we had steepened
you had steepened
they had steepened
I will steepen
you will steepen
he/she/it will steepen
we will steepen
you will steepen
they will steepen
Future Perfect
I will have steepened
you will have steepened
he/she/it will have steepened
we will have steepened
you will have steepened
they will have steepened
Future Continuous
I will be steepening
you will be steepening
he/she/it will be steepening
we will be steepening
you will be steepening
they will be steepening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steepening
you have been steepening
he/she/it has been steepening
we have been steepening
you have been steepening
they have been steepening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steepening
you will have been steepening
he/she/it will have been steepening
we will have been steepening
you will have been steepening
they will have been steepening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steepening
you had been steepening
he/she/it had been steepening
we had been steepening
you had been steepening
they had been steepening
I would steepen
you would steepen
he/she/it would steepen
we would steepen
you would steepen
they would steepen
Past Conditional
I would have steepened
you would have steepened
he/she/it would have steepened
we would have steepened
you would have steepened
they would have steepened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.steepen - become steeper; "The mountain side has steepened"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.steepen - make steeper; "The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"


vi (slope)steiler werden; (ground)ansteigen; (fig) slumpzunehmen
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