lite

[ lahyt ]
/ laɪt /
Informal.

adjective

noting a commercial product that is low in calories or low in any substance considered undesirable, as compared with a product of the same type: used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lite beer.
noting a version that is comparatively less extreme, profound, advanced, etc., than the typical version (often used postpositively): The film glossed over the dangers of the experiment with a science-lite explanation. The lite version of the app is available for mobile download.

noun

Origin of lite

First recorded in 1965–70; an informal, simplified spelling of light2

OTHER WORDS FROM lite

lite·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lite

lite light
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British Dictionary definitions for litest

lite
/ (laɪt) /

adjective

(of food and drink) containing few calories or little alcohol or fat
denoting a more restrained or less extreme version of a person or thingreggae lite

Word Origin for lite

C20: variant spelling of light ²
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