An agent used to make something white or whiter.
(Intransitive) To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up
To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
(Intransitive) To become dark or darker in colour.
To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
To get rid of; eliminate:
Facilitate is defined as to make something easier.
To change to a metallic state by removing nonmetallic constituents; smelt.
To lessen or reduce:
To unload a burden.
To relieve (oneself or one's soul, mind, etc.) by revealing or disclosing (something hard to bear, as guilt)
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden:
To emit light.
In a light manner; lightly.
(Old Poet.) To illuminate
To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength:
(Stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
To decrease is defined as to make something smaller or fewer or to become smaller or fewer.
To become white as a result of the loss of algal symbionts, usually following an environmental stress such as increased water temperature. Used of coral.
To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
In a clear manner; so as to be clear
To illuminate; light up
To load or overload.
(Intransitive) To be put into use in an apparatus.
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To grow dim
To become dark or black:
To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
To ease physically; relieve:
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