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lightens

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of lighten

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to become glad or hopeful
  • the patient lightened when he heard the disease responds well to treatment

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lightens

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of lighten

Synonyms & Antonyms of lightens (Entry 2 of 2)

to supply with light
  • the room was gradually lightened by the rising sun

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“Lightens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lightens. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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