Pronunciation: (līt), [key]
an informal, simplified spelling of light 2 (defs. 12, 13), used esp. in labeling or advertising commercial products: lite beer.
light2 (def. 37).
a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; chrysolite. Also,-lyte2.Cf. -lith.
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