Heighten Height"en (h[imac]t"'n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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