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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lighteningnoun

    descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped

  2. whitening, lighteningnoun

    changing to a lighter color


  1. lighteningnoun

    The sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour

  2. lighteningnoun

    The removal of cargo (especially crude oil) from a vessel in order to reduce its draft

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lightening

    of Lighten

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. lightening

    The operation (normally carried out at anchor) of transferring crude oil cargo from a large tanker to a smaller tanker, so reducing the draft of the larger tanker to enable it to enter port.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightening in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lightening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lightening in a Sentence

  1. Kristy Ray:

    We think about their safety in every other aspect, we don’t what them playing if it’s too slick, if there’s lightening, if it’s too hot.

  2. Patrick Esteruelas:

    Everybody knew it was a matter of time, you have already seen some lightening of positions and the exchange bonds in particular are going to face some upside price resistance.

  3. Gene Juarez colorist Astrid Burgess:

    Intense violet involves a lightening process prior to a stain to create vivid results and aren’t always easily removed out of the hair, while at the same time can fade rapidly depending on home care and hair porosity.

  4. Scott C. Holstad:

    caffeine buzz liquid thrill, chills slowly going down kinda wicked 'n edgy like legs spread wide in razor wrapped dreams, like looking glass lust on lsd, like wigged out flesh of lightening fear, like fried out bits of lovers angst, i lust at you, i live for you, i want you here w/ me

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The holy world glows like a lightening bug.

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. restore
    • B. demolish
    • C. conform
    • D. carry

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