Definition of Steepen

1. Verb. Become steeper. "The mountain side has steepened"

Generic synonyms: Change



2. Verb. Make steeper. "The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Steepen

1. v. i. To become steep or steeper.

Definition of Steepen

1. Verb. To make steeper. ¹

2. Verb. To become steeper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steepen

1. to make steep [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: steep

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steepen

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steepen (current term)
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Literary usage of Steepen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"The slopes of the spur profiles commonly steepen toward the front base-line ; their general descent is at angles of from 10° to 25°; but they often steepen ..."

2. The Geology of the Corocoro Copper District of Bolivia by Joseph Theophilus Singewald, Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"... plane has a dip of 73° W. The Vetas steepen as they approach it until they are parallel to it. The Ramos abut against the fault with unchanged dip of°. ..."

3. The Geology of the Corocoro Copper District of Bolivia by Joseph Theophilus Singewald, Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"In a ravine on the north boundary, the fault plane shows a dip of 72° W. and the Vetas steepen to parallelism with it as they approach it. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1914)
"Hence even after the quenching temperature has been raised hundreds of degrees above the transformation range, raising it further may still further steepen ..."

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