slighten

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Etymology[edit]

From slight +‎ -en. Related to German schlichten (to smoothen). More at slight.

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slighten (third-person singular simple present slightens, present participle slightening, simple past and past participle slightened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To slight.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  2. (transitive, regional) To smooth or flatten.
    to slighten the sheets out

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