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Definition of Lighten

Lighten
Lighten Light"en, v. t. [See Light not heavy.] 1. 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. 2. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief. 3. To cheer; to exhilarate. Lightens my humor with his merry jests. --Shak.
Lighten
Lighten Light"en, v. t. [See Light to illuminate.] 1. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets. [In this sense less common than light.] A key of fire ran all along the shore, And lightened all the river with a blaze. --Dryden. 2. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten. [In this sense less common than enlighten.] Lighten my spirit with one clear heavenly ray. --Sir J. Davies. 3. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning. His eye . . . lightens forth Controlling majesty. --Shak. 4. To free from trouble and fill with joy. They looked unto him, and were lightened. --Ps. xxxiv. 5.

Meaning of Lighten from wikipedia

- of substances, mixtures, or physical treatments to lighten skin color, also known as "lightening", "brightening", "depigmentation", and "bleaching"....
- but Give Up the Ghost trumps The Story because she allows herself to lighten up, to rock again on 'Dreams' ". In one of the reviews of the album for...
- The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft...
- exactly the right position." However, accusations of cosmetic surgery, skin lightening, and increasingly hyper****ual imagery have led to her being viewed as...
- reducing the size of their paper napkins and store garbage bags, and lightening their solid waste production by 816.5 t (1,800,000 lb). In 2008, Starbucks...
- There were typically several fullers along the wider sides of the blade to lighten the weapon. The wide blade was useful for decorative etching. The wide...
- Times. p. B-1. Missing or empty |url= (help) "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier' - MTV Movie News". www.mtv.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10...
- Jackson was diagnosed with lupus, and that while the vitiligo partially lightened Jackson's skin, the lupus was in remission. Both illnesses made Jackson's...
- Lightening holes are holes in structural components of machines and buildings used by a variety of engineering disciplines to make structures lighter....
- images: In February 2012, Instagram added a "Lux" filter, an effect that "lightens shadows, darkens highlights and increases contrast". In December 2014,...
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