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Definition of Lighten

Lighten

  1. To descend; to light.
  2. To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.
  3. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.
  4. To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.
  5. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
  6. To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
  7. To free from trouble and fill with joy.
  8. 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.
  9. To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.
  10. To cheer; to exhilarate.
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Lighten Translations

lighten in German is erleichtern, erleuchten, erhellen
lighten in Italian is schiarire, agevolare
lighten in Latin is relaxo, relevo
lighten in Norwegian is lyse, opplyse, oppmuntre, lette
lighten in Spanish is clarear, desahogar, alumbrar