Lightening vs Brightening - What's the difference?

lightening | brightening |


As verbs the difference between lightening and brightening

is that lightening is while brightening is .

As nouns the difference between lightening and brightening

is that lightening is (medicine) the sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour while brightening is an instance of becoming brighter.

lightening

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) The sensation caused by the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity before the onset of labour
  • (nautical) The removal of cargo (especially crude oil) from a vessel in order to reduce its draft
  • brightening

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instance of becoming brighter