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English definition of “light”

light

adjective (NOT MUCH)    /laɪt/
B1 not great in strength or amount: A light wind was blowing. The traffic was quite light so we got through London quickly. It's only light rain - you don't need an umbrella.Weakness and vulnerability light eater/drinker/smoker someone who eats/drinks/smokes only a littleSelf-control and moderation light sleeper someone who is easily woken up by noise, etc.Weakness and vulnerability
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