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English definition of “light”

light

adjective (MEAL/DRINK)    /laɪt/
A light meal is small and easy to digest : I don't eat much for lunch - just a light snack .Meals and parts of meals describes alcoholic drinks that are not strong in flavour : It's described on the label as 'light, fruity wine '.Drinking alcohol
(Definition of light adjective (MEAL/DRINK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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