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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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Beyond the factors of beauty and marriage, individuals may lighten skin in order to increase job market competitiveness, particularly since those with dark skin or other features different from light, white standardized ideals have often faced discrimination in the workplace (Glenn 2008; Morales 2009; Perry 2006).
Kojiesan has become a hit because it also lightens dark armpits, knees, elbows and the groin.
It lightens skin by stopping melanosomes from entering keratinocytes, therefore slowing down pigmentation.
Try going half a shade lighter on the root regrowth and don't apply any dye to the rest of the hair - the lengths will lighten anyway in summer.
Reviva's Lighten & Brighten Dark Spot Serum comes in a 1 oz.
She again convinces me to lighten my skin as it would greatly improve my looks.
The citrus-infused product permanently lightens the colour of your hair and offers four different looks in one bottle.
Some pistolsmiths like to lighten the single action by grinding the mainspring down to pencil thin.
ARTISTIC Jason Allcorn with one of his lights in the Lighten Up exhibition held in the North tower of the Tyne Bridge earlier this year.
Thienna Ho's "Unlocking the Mystery of Skin Color; A Strictly Natural Way to Dramatically Lighten Skin Color Through Diet and Lifestyle" carries a long subtitle, namely "The Strictly Natural Way to Dramatically Lighten Your Skin Color Through Diet and Lifestyle.
And what better place to begin than with a quote from the latter title: "The best gift you can give yourself is to lighten up.
THE AUSTRALIAN government has agreed to lighten health import controls on certain European Union (EU) food exports including those from pig and chicken meat, while speeding up import permit procedures for EU exported tomatoes and citrus fruit.