Heighten

Height"en

(ht"'n), v. t.
[Written also highten.]
[imp. & p. p. Heightened (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Heightening.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
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2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint. "To heighten our confusion." Addison.
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An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous.
Hawthorne.
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