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Lightness

ˈlaɪt.nəs

Meanings of Lightness:

noun

The state of having a sufficient or considerable amount of natural light.

Usage examples:

The glass adds lightness to the room

Lightnings

ˈlʌɪtnɪŋ

Meanings of Lightnings:

noun

The occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.

Usage examples:

A tremendous flash of lightning
adjective

Very quick.

Usage examples:

A lightning cure for his hangover

Lightproof

ˈlʌɪtpruːf

Meanings of Lightproof:

adjective

Able to block out light completely.

Usage examples:

A lightproof envelope

Lights

lʌɪt

Meanings of Lights:

verb

The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.

Usage examples:

The light of the sun
plural noun

The lungs of sheep, pigs, or bullocks, used as food, especially for pets.

phrase

Traffic lights (= a set of red, yellow, and green lights that control the movement of vehicles, usually at a point where two or more roads join)

Usage examples:

She stopped at the lights and saw him on the other side of the road., as the lights turned green, c…

Lightship

ˈlaɪt.ʃɪp

Meanings of Lightship:

noun

A moored or anchored boat with a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.

Usage examples:

The boat was a lightship, essentially a lighthouse on a ship, a ship with a lighthouse stuck in the…

Lightships

ˈlaɪt.ʃɪp

Meanings of Lightships:

noun

A moored or anchored boat with a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.

Usage examples:

The boat was a lightship, essentially a lighthouse on a ship, a ship with a lighthouse stuck in the…

Lightsome

ˈlaɪt.səm

Meanings of Lightsome:

adjective

Happy and carefree.

Usage examples:

In those long lightsome irish summer evenings when the sun doesn't sink until after ten o'clock, th…

Lightweight

ˈlaɪt.weɪt

Meanings of Lightweight:

noun

A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between featherweight and welterweight. in the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 57 to 60 kg.

Usage examples:

Henry armstrong held world titles at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight simultaneously and…
adjective

Of thin material or build and weighing less than average.

Usage examples:

A lightweight grey suit

Lightweights

ˈlaɪt.weɪt

Meanings of Lightweights:

noun

A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between featherweight and welterweight. in the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 57 to 60 kg.

Usage examples:

Henry armstrong held world titles at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight simultaneously and…
adjective

(esp. of clothes) weighing little and therefore not warm

Usage examples:

A lightweight jacket, the movie was a lightweight comedy.

Lightwood

ˈlʌɪtwʊd

Meanings of Lightwood:

noun

A tree yielding timber that is pale in colour or light in weight.

Usage examples:

She had done the room in butter yellows, forest greens and lightwoods.

Lighty

ˈlʌɪti

Meanings of Lighty:

noun

A boy or young male adult.

Usage examples:

‘this lighty (little one) called mnisi will taste my power come april 5,’ he said amid deafening ap…

Meanings of Lightyears:

noun

A unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels in one year, which is 9.4607 × 1012 km (nearly 6 million million miles).

Ligneous

ˈlɪɡnɪəs

Meanings of Ligneous:

adjective

Made, consisting of, or resembling wood; woody.

Lignified

ˈlɪɡnɪfaɪd

Meanings of Lignified:

verb

Become rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.

Usage examples:

Protoplasts are needed for the cell walls to continue to thicken and lignify
adjective

Hard and like wood, because of containing lignin

Lignifies

ˈlɪɡnɪfʌɪ

Meanings of Lignifies:

verb

Become rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.

Usage examples:

Protoplasts are needed for the cell walls to continue to thicken and lignify

Lignify

ˈlɪɡnɪfʌɪ

Meanings of Lignify:

verb

Become rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.

Usage examples:

Protoplasts are needed for the cell walls to continue to thicken and lignify

Meanings of Lignifying:

verb

Become rigid and woody by the deposition of lignin in cell walls.

Usage examples:

Protoplasts are needed for the cell walls to continue to thicken and lignify

Lignin

ˈlɪɡ.nɪn

Meanings of Lignin:

noun

A complex organic polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants, making them rigid and woody.

Usage examples:

Callose, lignin and suberin are polymers that can be elicited as plant defences that reinforce cell…

Lignite

ˈlɪɡnʌɪt

Meanings of Lignite:

noun

A soft brownish coal showing traces of plant structure, intermediate between bituminous coal and peat.

Usage examples:

Peats will in situ change successively to lignite, to bituminous coal, and eventually to anthracite.

Lignites

ˈlɪɡnʌɪt

Meanings of Lignites:

noun

A soft brownish coal showing traces of plant structure, intermediate between bituminous coal and peat.

Usage examples:

Peats will in situ change successively to lignite, to bituminous coal, and eventually to anthracite.

Meanings of Lignocaine:

noun

A synthetic compound used as a local anaesthetic, e.g. for dental surgery, and in treating abnormal heart rhythms.

Usage examples:

In 1905, cocaine was replaced by the synthetic drug novocaine this in turn was replaced by lignocai…

Lignocellulose

ˌlɪɡnə(ʊ)ˈsɛljʊləʊz

Meanings of Lignocellulose:

noun

A complex of lignin and cellulose present in the cell walls of woody plants.

Usage examples:

Xylose is a major constituent of plant lignocellulose, and its fermentation is important for the bi…

Meanings of Lignocellulosic:

adjective

Of the nature of or containing lignocellulose; also as noun, lignocellulosic material.

Ligroin

ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn

Meanings of Ligroin:

noun

A volatile hydrocarbon mixture obtained from petroleum, used as a solvent.

Usage examples:

The crude crystals are recrystallized from a mixture of toluene and ligroin by use of decolorizing …

Meanings of Ligula:

noun

The strap-shaped terminal part of an insect's labium, typically lobed.

Usage examples:

They transport the spermatophores with a copulatory organ, called the ligula, located on the tip of…

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