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verb light pronunciation in British English /laɪt/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelighting
past tenselit
past participlelit
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something start to burn

    Amy lit a cigarette.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to start to burn

      The fire won't light if the wood is wet.

  2. 2



    light up

    [transitive] [often passive] to make a place brighter by giving it light
    light by:

    The room was lit by candlelight.

    dimly/badly/brightly lit:

    The room was dimly lit.


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