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Synonyms of lightening

Noun


1. lightening, descent

usage: descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped

2. whitening, lightening, change of color

usage: changing to a lighter color

Verb


1. lighten, lighten up, buoy up, cheer

usage: make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit"

2. lighten, unburden, disburden

usage: reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey"

3. lighten, lighten up, buoy up, cheer, cheer up, chirk up

usage: become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"

4. brighten, lighten up, lighten, change, alter, modify

usage: make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"

5. lighten, lighten up, change

usage: become lighter; "The room lightened up"

6. relieve, lighten, mitigate

usage: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"

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