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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lighten  \Light"en\  (l[imac]t"'n),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Lightened}  (-'nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lightening}.]  [OE. 
  lightenen.  See  {Light}  to  kindle,  illuminate.] 
  1.  To  burst  forth  or  dart,  as  lightning;  to  shine  with  or 
  like  lightning;  to  display  a  flash  or  flashes  of 
  lightning;  to  flash. 
  This  dreadful  night,  That  thunders,  lightens,  opens 
  graves,  and  roars  As  doth  the  lion.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  grow  lighter;  to  become  less  dark  or  lowering;  to 
  brighten;  to  clear,  as  the  sky. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  changing  to  a  lighter  color  [syn:  {whitening}] 

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