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English definition of “magnify”

magnify

verb [T]     /ˈmæɡ.nɪ.faɪ/
to make something look larger than it is, especially by looking at it through a specially cut piece of glass : Although our skin looks smooth , when magnified it is full of bumps and holes .Optics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesEnlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger to make a problem bigger and more important : The hot summer magnified the racial tensions in the community .Increasing and intensifying
(Definition of magnify verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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