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lightening (LIGHT uh ning) (verb)
To make something less heavy, difficult, or severe: Bill's friends were lightening his heavy load by carrying some of the packages to the car.
Jodie will be lightening your responsibilities by hiring another staff person.
lightning (LIGHT ning) (noun)
The discharge of electricity in the atmosphere: The thunderstorm was accompanied by a display of lightning that was somewhat frightening.
The sharp crack of lightning startled Pete so much that he dropped one of the boxes he was carrying; and so, accidentally lightening his load.
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