What is another word for lightening?

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Present participle for to illuminate with light
“The sky began to lighten.”
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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.”
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Present participle for make or become more cheerful or less serious
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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.”
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Present participle for flash with lightning
“It thundered and lightened.”
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Present participle for to make light or lighter in weight
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Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
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Present participle for to relieve or alleviate (a demand, desire or feeling)
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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 spread through, causing a gradual change
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Becoming brighter
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Present participle for do away with
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Present participle for to begin to brighten with daylight
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Present participle for to become or make more intense
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
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Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
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A reduction in amount or size
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Adjective
Decreasing
Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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