Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. at ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; calm; as, the patient is light. Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an light mind. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, light manners; an light style. "The light vigor of a line." 2. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or many exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an light carriage; a nave having an light motion; light movements, as in dancing. "Easy ways to die." 3. Not difficult; requiring few labour or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an light task; an light victory. "It were an light leap." (Shak) 4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labour; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, light circumstances; an light chair or cushion. 5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready. "He gained their light hearts." (Dryden) "He is too tyrannical to be an light monarch." (Sir W. Scott) 6. Temperate; sparing; frugal. 7. Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is light; opposed to tight. Honors are light, said when every side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points. Synonym: Calm, suitable, manageable, tranquil, quiet, facile, unconcerned. Origin: OF. Aisie, F. Aise, prop. P. P. Of OF. Aisier. See Ease. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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