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deepening

  1. present participle of deepen

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deepening (plural deepenings)

  1. The act of becoming deeper.
    • 1972, H. H. Lamb, Climate: Present, Past and Future, volume 1, page 408:
      Further examples of the same effect could be seen in sudden deepenings of depressions over the warmer than normal eastern Atlantic in the 1968-9 winter: the consequence was interruptions of the cold weather prevailing in Britain []