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Meaning of LIGHTENING

Pronunciation:  'lItning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  changing to a lighter color
  2. [n]  descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
 

LIGHTENING is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: whitening
 
 See Also: bleach, change of color, descent

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Term used to define when the baby and uterus drops down into the pelvis (usually two to three weeks before birth).
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abatement, achromatization, allayment, alleviating, alleviation, alleviative, assuagement, blanching, bleach, bleaching, blunting, brightening, calming, damping, deadening, decoloration, decolorization, decolorizing, demulsion, diminution, disburdening, discoloration, disembarrassment, disencumbering, disencumberment, disencumbrance, dulcification, dulling, easement, easing, enlightening, etiolation, fading, falling-off, hushing, illuminating, illumining, leniency, lessening, letdown, letup, lighting, loosening, lulling, madder bleach, market bleach, mitigation, modulation, mollification, pacification, paling, palliation, quietening, quieting, reduction, relaxation, relief, relieving, remission, slackening, softening, soothing, subduement, tempering, tranquilization, unballasting, unburdening, unfreighting, unlading, unloading, unsaddling, untaxing, unweighting, whitening
 

 

 

 

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