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lite

 (līt)
adj. Slang
1.
a. Having fewer calories or less of an ingredient than a food or beverage of the same kind: lite beer; lite salt.
b. Having less weight than others of the same kind: lite trucks.
c. Less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than others of the same kind: "lite music, shimmering on the surface and squishy soft at the core" (Mother Jones).
2. Used after a common noun or especially a proper noun to indicate that something, such as a work or action, is less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than what is considered typical of the specified noun: "Compared with 'Gravity's Rainbow' or 'V.' ... this novel is Pynchon Lite" (Michiko Kakutani).

[Alteration of light.]

lite

(laɪt)
adj
1. (Cookery) (of food and drink) containing few calories or little alcohol or fat
2. denoting a more restrained or less extreme version of a person or thing: reggae lite.
[C20: variant spelling of light2]

lite

(laɪt)

adj.
an informal, simplified spelling of light 2 , used esp. in labeling, naming, or advertising commercial products.
lite′ness, n.

-lite

or -lyte

a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; rhyolite. Compare -lith.
[< French, simplified form of -lithe < Greek líthos stone; similarly German -lit, earlier -lith]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lite - having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
fat-free, fatless, nonfat - without fat or fat solids; "nonfat or fat-free milk"
Translations
light

lite

[laɪt] ADJ
1. (Culin) (= low-fat) → bajo en calorías, light inv
2. (fig) (= mild) → descafeinado, light inv

lite

adj (inf: Cook, fig) → Light-, light pred; lite beerLight-Bier nt
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