Definitions

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  • v. To decrease; reduce; diminish; lighten; lighten up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To decrease; lighten.

Etymologies

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From for- +‎ lighten, but also continuing (in altered form) earlier forlyten ("to diminish"), from for- +‎ lite +‎ -en.

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