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light·en2

lighten2

 
pronunciation:
laI tn
part of speech: verb
inflections: lightens, lightening, lightened
definition 1: to reduce the weight of.
I had to lighten the load in my backpack.
synonyms:
lessen, reduce, relieve
antonyms:
compound
similar words:
moderate
definition 2: to become less worried or sad.
Lamin's mood lightened when he saw the new puppy.
synonyms:
cheer