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light

verb
 
 
/laɪt/ ( past tense and past participle lit, lighted)
BURN [I, T] B1 to start to burn, or to make something start to burn: to light a candle/cigarette/fire The wood was damp and wouldn't light.Starting fires
BRIGHT [T] B2 to produce light somewhere so that you can see things: [often passive] The room was lit by a single light bulb. Burning buildings lit up the sky.Emitting and casting light
(Definition of light verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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