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Verb
Present participle for to supply with light
“The sky began to lighten.”
Verb
Present participle for make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
“As a kid it was a trick to add some ginger ale to lighten up the flavour.”
Verb
Present participle for make or become more cheerful or less serious
“… the patient lightened when he heard the disease responds well to treatment.”
Verb
Present participle for make or become lighter or brighter
“In this case, even with the gamma correction set, the picture is still a bit dark, so I turned off the gamma correction and set the contrast and brightness in order to lighten it up.”
Verb
Present participle for flash with lightning
“It thundered and lightened.”
Verb
Present participle for to make light or lighter in weight
Noun
The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal
Noun
The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Adjective
Noun
The act of alleviating
Noun
The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something
Noun
The action of making a rule or restriction less strict
Noun
Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
Noun
Something that is or may be subtracted
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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