irregular from Middle English alighten
1530, in the meaning defined above
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a light bulb goes off/on (in someone's head)
“Alighten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alighten. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.
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