There are 2 definitions of lighten in English:

lighten1

Line breaks: light¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n
 
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verb

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There are 2 definitions of lighten in English:

lighten2

Line breaks: light¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n
 
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verb

  • 1Make or become lighter or brighter: [no object]: the sky began to lighten in the east [with object]: she had lightened her hair
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    • As the sky began to lighten in the east, humans and lizards moved quickly through the trees, wearing earthen colors and staying as low as possible to the ground.
    • The sky was beginning to lighten in the east, which meant they were running out of time.
    • I could watch the last star fade as the sky lightened and birds began to chatter amongst themselves about the coming day.
    Synonyms
    become lighter, grow brighter, brightenmake lighter, make brighter, brighten, light up, illuminate, throw/cast/shed light on, shine on, irradiate, flood with light, floodlight
    literary illumine
    whiten, make white(r), bleach, peroxide, blanch, make pale(r), remove colour from, fade, wash out, decolour, decolorize
  • 1.1 [with object] archaic Enlighten spiritually: now the Lord lighten thee, thou art a great fool

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