lightens 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of lighten
as in brightens
to become glad or hopeful the patient lightened when he heard the disease responds well to treatment

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lightens

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verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of lighten

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“Lightens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lightens. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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