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comment Antonym of “deepen”
Thanks for all the answers. Although there apparently is a word in English that fits the bill exactly, i.e. "shallow", I would probably prefer "lighten" (from @JoseK) or "level" (from @chaos) for most applications.
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comment Antonym of “deepen”
I suppose I'll accept this one as the most literally correct answer.
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comment Antonym of “deepen”
Seriously? I've never heard that before at all, and if I'd seen it in print I would have assumed it was a mistake. But you did provide a link to a serious dictionary ;-) If only they'd provided some context about whether it was current, or fell out of use long ago! It seems to be in the public domain 1913 Webster and they cite Thomas Browne (1605-1682).
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comment Antonym of “deepen”
The first meaning is close to what I want, but "deepen" doesn't actually have to refer to digging. See my edit.
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revised Antonym of “deepen”
clarified question even more