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lighten

verb allay, alleviate, assuage, cut down, disburden, disencumber, ease, ease up, have less weight, lessen, lessen the load, lessen the weight of, make less burdensome, make lighter, mitigate, reduce, reduce the load of, reduce weight of, relieve, remove, temper, unload
See also: abate, allay, alleviate, attenuate, commute, diminish, ease, extenuate, facilitate, lessen, mitigate, moderate, modify, relieve
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Once you've lightened your hair, you can go fairer still with DIY colour, says Stuart.
In two weeks of continuous use (once or twice a day) you'll be able to see a lightened effect.
The trigger pull can be lightened a bit by installing one of WC Wolff's reduced-power hammer springs.
It was a bit dark, so I lightened the mood by doing Craig David on the karaoke.
Enjoy 2008 and keep a light heart to accompany your lightened footprint.
Controls will be lightened on pigmeat, tomatoes and citrus fruits immediately and scientific discussions will be staged on liberalising chicken meat controls and further easing those for pigmeat.
Bair reportedly said yesterday (6 November) that he is confident the aircraft can be lightened by 2.