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What is another word for lightening?

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Verb
Present participle for to remove a heavy weight or burden
“The folks in that wagon have gotten out to lighten the load on the horse.”
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Present participle for to make or become less or lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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“The grape was originally planted to provide wines that would lighten the intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon.”
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Present participle for to illuminate or shine with light
“The skies will be pitch-black for several hours before dawn arrives to lighten the skies.”
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Present participle for to make or become brighter in contrast
Lighten the image so that it doesn't overshadow the text on your page.”
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Present participle for to make or become more cheerful or less serious
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“Sara shrugged, wondering whether anything could lighten her mood at that precise moment.”
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Present participle for to make whiter or paler in color, shade or complexion
“Susan refused to lighten her hair color as she had never done it before and was unsure how it would look.”
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Present participle for to brighten, especially with the morning sun
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Present participle for to unload or discharge, typically cargo
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Present participle for to cause (dough or bread) to rise by adding leaven
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Present participle for to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Present participle for to become or make more intense
Noun
The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
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Noun
Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
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Noun
A reduction in amount or size
Adjective
Decreasing
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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