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English definition of “light”

light

adjective (NOT SEVERE)    /laɪt/
needing only a very small amount of effort: light exercise, such as walking a bit of light houseworkEasiness and simplicity A light sentence in prison is a short one: He got off with a fairly light sentence because it was his first conviction.Putting people in prison make light work of sth/doing sth to do something quickly and easily: Heather made light work of painting the walls. You made light work of that chocolate cake (= you ate it quickly)!Easiness and simplicityHurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeEfficient and effective
(Definition of light adjective (NOT SEVERE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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