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English definition of “alight”

alight

adjective [after verb] (BURNING)    /əˈlaɪt/
burning : I had to use a bit of petrol to get the fire alight. The rioters overturned several cars and set them alight. He was smoking in bed and his blankets caught alight.Burning, burnt and on fire
(Definition of alight adjective (BURNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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