lightening lightening  /ˈlaɪ tə nɪŋ/


  1. (n) descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
  2. (n) changing to a lighter color


  1. Timberland owners in Lake County get $1.9 million in federal funds to restore burned acres from $1.9 federal funds

    Landowners who lost trees in the Lake County Barry Point Fire last August can apply for federal funds after more than $1.9 million in restoration money was announced Monday. Lightening started the Barry Point Fire, which burned 4,000 acres of private forests from Aug. 6-27.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Volcanic Eruptions Linked to Cold Weather Events

    When a volcano erupts, it's not just the local area and weather that will be affected. In fact, weather and climate around the world can be influenced, as large eruptions throw volcanic ash particles into the stratosphere. Locally, these particles attract water droplets and therefore cause rain events. In addition, higher occurrences of thunder and lightening are observed in the area. But the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  3. Summer makeup tips

    Go for a warm weather reset by lightening up and brightening up your color palette. Once the weather warms up, it's all too likely your glowing complexion will go from dewy to sweaty. But by switching up several key products in your makeup arsenal — reconsidering the weight of certain formulas as well as brightening your color palette — you can master an easy warm weather makeup routine without ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "Ever since this thing came out I always thought it was a public disaster," said Congressman Sam Farr, a Democrat. "The spraying started and people just went nuts. It became the lightening rod for protests, and that put the whole program at...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Sam Farr Source: Washington Post

  2. "Coach did a good job of lightening things up for us and keeping us fresh to allow us to go out on Sunday and play at a Max Q level for four quarters," Holt said.
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Torry Holt Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "Lightening the tax burden will be a significant stimulus for the country's business climate," Putin said.
    on May 8, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Reuters

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untenable untenable
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