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English definition of “lighten”

lighten

verb [T] (MAKE PALE)    /ˈlaɪ.tən/ US  /-t̬ən/
to make something lighter : The sun always lightens my hair .Pale and colourless and causing colour to fade
(Definition of lighten verb (MAKE PALE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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