What is the opposite of lightening?

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Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
Opposite of a reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of alleviating or providing relief
“Experience suggests that exacerbation of symptoms may result from overambitious or overhasty attempts at exercise.”
Noun
Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
“Ann's husband was never willing to confront the moment when seriousness should hold sway.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make or become less or lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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Opposite of present participle for to illuminate or shine with light
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make or become more cheerful or less serious
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