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English definition of “lighten”

lighten

verb (MAKE LESS HEAVY)    /ˈlaɪ.tən/ US  /-t̬ən/
lighten sb's burden, load, etc. to make a difficult situation or responsibility easier: Getting a new assistant will lighten (= reduce) the workload considerably.Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of lighten verb (MAKE LESS HEAVY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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