Lightened
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 display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash. [1913 Webster]

This dreadful night, That thunders, lightens, opens graves, and roars As doth the lion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • light|en — light|en1 «LY tuhn», intransitive verb. 1. to grow light; become brighter: »The sky lightens before the dawn. 2. Figurative. to brighten: »Her face lightened. 3. to become lighter in color. 4. to flash with lightning: »It thundered and lightened… …   Useful english dictionary

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