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Word meaning lighten

v. i. To descend; to light.
v. i. To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.
v. i. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.
v. t. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.
v. t. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
v. t. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
v. t. To free from trouble and fill with joy.
v. t. To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.
v. t. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.
v. t. To cheer; to exhilarate.

Crossword clues for lighten

- Become more cheerful
- Cheer up
- Go white
- Illuminate
- Lie ten to lessen the load
- Make less heavy
- Reduce in weight

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