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English definition of “lightly”


adverb (GENTLY)    /ˈlaɪ
B1 gently : She patted him lightly on the shoulder .Self-control and moderation C1 If food is lightly cooked , it is cooked for only a short time : lightly cooked vegetables Preparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of lightly adverb (GENTLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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