lightening

lightening
Synonyms and related words:
abatement, achromatization, allayment, alleviating, alleviation, alleviative, assuagement, blanching, bleach, bleaching, blunting, brightening, calming, damping, deadening, decoloration, decolorization, decolorizing, demulsion, diminution, disburdening, discoloration, disembarrassment, disencumbering, disencumberment, disencumbrance, dulcification, dulling, easement, easing, enlightening, etiolation, fading, falling-off, hushing, illuminating, illumining, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lighting, loosening, lulling, madder bleach, market bleach, mitigation, modulation, mollification, pacification, paling, palliation, quietening, quieting, reduction, relaxation, relief, relieving, remission, slackening, softening, soothing, subduement, tempering, tranquilization, unballasting, unburdening, unfreighting, unlading, unloading, unsaddling, untaxing, unweighting, whitening

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • lightening — n. The process of changing to a lighter color. Syn: whitening. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lightening — index abatement (reduction), mitigation, mollification Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lightening — the shedding of light, mid 14c., from LIGHTEN (Cf. lighten) (v.2). Meaning alleviation of weight (literal and figurative) is from 1520s, from LIGHTEN (Cf. lighten) (v.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lightening — lightning, lightening Lightning is the spelling with reference to electrical flashes in the sky (thunder and lightning), whereas lightening is a form of the verb lighten • (I welcome the lightening of this burden that s imposed on councils… …   Modern English usage

  • Lightening — Not to be confused with a discharge of atmospheric electricity, lightening refers to the sensation that a pregnant woman feels when the baby drops. This is the time when the presenting (lowermost) part of the fetus descends into the maternal… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lightening — Lighten Light en (l[imac]t n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lightened} (l[imac]t 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lightening — See lightening, lightning …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lightening — palengvinimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Operacija (paprastai esant inkarvietėje) naftos kroviniui perkelti iš didelio tanklaivio į mažesnį, kad sumažėtų didelio tanklaivio grimzlė ir jis galėtų įplaukti į uostą. atitikmenys: angl.… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lightening, lightning — Lightening (pronounced LAIT un ning ) means making lighter in weight, lessening. Lightning (pronounced LAIT ning ) is an electrical discharge. By lightening the load, we can travel faster. What is your opinion of the story about Ben Franklin and… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lightening / lightning —    Lightening is a verb that means to reduce the weight of : My course load needs lightening if I am to complete this course successfully.    Lightning refers to the electrical discharge in the sky: Fred captured the image of a bolt of lightning… …   Confused words

  • lightening / lightning —    Lightening is a verb that means to reduce the weight of : My course load needs lightening if I am to complete this course successfully.    Lightning refers to the electrical discharge in the sky: Fred captured the image of a bolt of lightning… …   Confused words

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